Department of Special Collections

Washington University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections is open to the public and welcomes researchers from both on campus and off. An active program of class visits, exhibitions, workshops, and public events highlight the Department’s vital role in scholarship at Washington University and beyond.

 

Construction at Olin Library – 2017

Any researchers wishing to visit or access Special Collections during the Summer or Fall semester of 2017 are highly encouraged to contact Special Collections in advance to arrange their visit. Due to construction and preparing the collections to be moved extra time may be needed to fulfill researcher’s requests. Some collections may be temporarily unavailable during this time. For changes to parking on Washington University’s campus, see the information under Directions on our Research & Access page. Please contact us to arrange your visit.

 

Hotch at 100: Tennessee Williams

By William Youngblood on November 17, 2017

In this third installment of our ongoing video interview with A. E. Hotchner, recorded to commemorate his 100th birthday, Hotch talks to us about m...

A Revolutionary Encyclopedia

By Rose Miyatsu on November 14, 2017

Diderot’s Famous Encyclopedia The Encyclopédie, Ou Dictionnaire Raisonné Des Sciences, Des Arts Et Des Métiers, often referred to simply as E...