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 – Summer 2018

Due to collection moves, the University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections will have limited accessibility to some of its collections over the summer of 2018, starting May 22. Please note the following changes during this time.

  • For in-person reference: All visits to Special Collections at Olin Library and West Campus will be by appointment only over the summer. Please allow at least two weeks’ notice. There will be limited access to University Archives, Local History, and Manuscripts and Modern Literature Collection during this time.
  • For online requests: Please allow at least a two-week turnaround. Please note some materials may be inaccessible for reproduction requests.
  • For instruction services: Non-exhibition-related classes or visits will not be able to be accommodated during this time. To contact the Department of Special Collections, call (314) 935-5495 or e-mail spec@wumail.wustl.edu.



Hotch at 100: Adapting “The Battler”

By William Youngblood on June 19, 2018

A. E. Hotchner’s friendship with Ernest Hemingway brought Hotch into the literary scene but it also opened a door to an unexpected career in ...