The Digital Collections highlights those portions of the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections that have been made or born-digital.
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This digital collection uses maps to explore the region’s LGBTQ communities from 1945 to passage of St. Louis’s first gay...View Collection about Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis
A 14-part series that is considered to be the definitive documentary on the Civil Rights Movement.View Collection about Eyes on the Prize
The Kevin Herbert Papers include a small selection of slides used in his coursework on the subjects of Alexander &...View Collection about Professor Kevin Herbert’s Slide Collection
The River Styx pioneered a multicultural, community‐based approach to literature that was new to St. Louis and much of the...View Collection about River Styx: Liberating the Spoken Word
The James Merrill Digital Archive provides digital access to a cross-section from the James Merrill Papers housed in Special Collections.View Collection about Materials for the Book of Ephraim
Each video and transcript details the stories of those struggling and surviving through The Great Depression.View Collection about The Great Depression Interviews
Focuses on European architectural details, topographical views, sculpture, and painting, there are also images from other cities and archaeological sites.View Collection about Russell Sturgis Photograph Collection
Documentary and interviews covering events that took place after President Johnson declared an "unconditional war on poverty."View Collection about America’s War on Poverty
19th century St. Louis fire insurance maps produced by Alphonso Whipple.View Collection about Unreal City
Include a number of digital projects, including exhibits, publications, and sheet music collections.View Collection about Digital Projects in Music
A history of the Benjamin Brown Graham Memorial Chapel on the Campus of Washington University in Saint Louis.View Collection about Grotesques, Glass, & Graham
Contains unique photographs of the firm's buildings under various stages of construction.View Collection about Eames & Young Architectural Photographs
D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library
The D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University is comprised of original art and printed material from many fields of popular American pictorial graphic culture.
Digital Collections highlight those portions of the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections that have been made or born-digital.
East Asian Library Special Collections
The East Asian Library houses about 800 volumes of rare and special books, manuscripts, and other types of materials in its special collection.
Film & Media Archive
The Archive is committed to the preservation of documentary film and other media which chronicles America's great political and social movements with a particular emphasis on the African-American experience.
The local history collecting area focuses on the history of St. Louis and the surrounding region.
Washington University Libraries' Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Manuscript collections contain a broad range of materials dating from the 2nd century BC through the present.
Modern Literature Collection
The Modern Literature Collection includes more than 175 authors, presses, and journals, with more than 125 of these represented by manuscript materials.
Music Special Collections
Special Collections at the Gaylord Music Library include sheet music, manuscripts, rare books, and digital materials.
Rare Book Collections
The Rare Book Collections include books from all Special Collection areas. The collections’ primary strengths are in the areas of literature; the material culture of the book, including the history of printing, graphic design, and the book arts; and aspects of American and world history.
Washington University Archives chronicles the history of Washington University in St. Louis from 1853 to today, with over 300 unique collections including campus publications, reports, photographic prints and negatives, books, film, sound recordings, oral histories, architectural plans, and artifacts.