American Archives Month: What Is an Archive?

By Sonya Rooney on October 15, 2020

Have you ever asked yourself, “What is an Archive?” This is a great time to ask that question, because October is American Archives Month! We invite you to watch the short video “What Is an Archive?”, which gives a brief overview of archives, including: what kinds of things archives h...

New Exhibits on Display in John M. Olin Library

By Washington University Libraries on January 22, 2020

Several new exhibitions are now on display in John M. Olin Library. Below is an overview. The exhibits are free and open to all. We hope to see you in the galleries! Elevation: The Architecture of Phil Durham: Elevation celebrates WashU alumnus and architect Phil Durham, who died in 2018. It feat...

Film & Media Archive Completes Grant-Funded Digitization Project

By Barry Kelley on October 16, 2019

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the project “Level Playing Field: Digitizing and Disseminating William Miles’ Black Champions Interviews.” The project was completed with the support of a 2018 grant from the National Historical Publications ...

Still from "Won by a Sweet"

Film & Media Archive Completes Preservation of Rare Promotional Film

By Julie Hale on May 13, 2019

The Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has successfully completed the preservation of Won by a Sweet, a rare silent 16mm promotional film from 1929. The film was produced by R.P. Young Productions for the National Confectioners’ Association (NCA). The project was completed ...

‘Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra’ Opens at The Sheldon

By Julie Hale on January 18, 2018

A new exhibit, ‘Bride of the Desert: An Exploration of Palmyra,’ will open on Friday, March 2, at The Sheldon (3648 Washington Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108). As a thriving caravan city of the Roman frontier during the 1st – 3rd centuries CE, Palmyra contained an array of temples, ...

Extra! Extra! More Digital Access to Student Life

By Emily Stenberg on October 25, 2017

One complete year of Student Life, the independent newspaper of Washington University in St. Louis, is now available through Open Scholarship at The 85 issues from 2006-07 are online with plans to eventually include the full run of the newspaper, which dates...