Julian Edison Department of Special Collections

Special Collections in Olin Library will be closed to the public until at least April 30, although we will still be filling requests and offering assistance as much as is feasible. Virtual outside requests may be submitted; however, we cannot guarantee that they can be filled during this time.

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.

SPECIAL COLLECTION HOURS:

Open Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. (except University holidays*)

Special Collections in Olin Library will be closed to the public until at least April 30, although we will still be filling requests and offering assistance as much as is feasible. Virtual outside requests may be submitted; however, we cannot guarantee that they can be filled during this time.

 

Special Collections is located in John M. Olin Library – Level One

Hours at West Campus by appointment only.

Please contact us to arrange your visit or with reference questions:

(314) 935-5495 | spec@wumail.wustl.edu

Julian Edison Department of Special Collections
Washington University Libraries
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1061
St. Louis, MO 63130

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Holobaugh in History

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Harry S. Truman

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In the ACLU of Missouri’s archives in the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, I found this delightful letter from Harry S. Truma...