Julian Edison Department of Special Collections

Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison 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.

Collection Move update -fall 2018

The University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections will resume normal operations on August 27, 2018. Due to the collection move and ongoing inventory of materials, access to some collections may be delayed temporarily. Please contact us with any questions, or to make an appointment: (314) 935-5495 or e-mail spec@wumail.wustl.edu

 

 

 

 

Fore-Edge Paintings

By Rose Miyatsu on December 14, 2018

We’ve all heard that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but what about its pages? Today we will explore a very special, but often hidden, feature...

Crafting Tunnel Books

By Rose Miyatsu on December 12, 2018

This past Saturday, a small group of book enthusiasts gathered at the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections in Olin Library to learn how ...

WWI Archives: Christmas at the Base Hospital

By Rose Miyatsu on December 11, 2018

As the holiday season approaches, we are wrapping up our year of remembrance of WWI with a look at life in the trenches at Christmas time with phot...

First Bookmaking Workshop Was A Hit!

By Rose Miyatsu on December 6, 2018

The Community Learns New Bookmaking Skills This past Saturday, eighteen enthusiastic participants from Washington University and the surrounding co...