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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 openscholarship.wustl.edu/studentlife. The 85 issues from 2006-07 are online with plans to eventually include the full run of the newspaper, which dates...

Remembering Derek Walcott

By caskew on April 14, 2017

Determining the boundaries of poetry, what it is and isn’t, what counts as ‘poetry’ and what doesn’t, is a thorny endeavor even – perhaps especially – for experienced poets. W.B. Yeats offered this standard: “Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with our...

Remembering David Meltzer

By caskew on March 2, 2017

Born in 1937 to a cellist and harpist, poet and musician David Meltzer was perhaps destined to a life informed and enchanted by sound. As a child, he performed on the radio and on TV with The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour. This strong musical heritage was only the beginning of Meltzer’s robust...

Raymond Federman’s “Take It or Leave It”

By caskew on February 16, 2017

February marks the original release date of Federman’s third novel, Take It or Leave It. To celebrate this, we offer a peek into some of the materials related to the book in the Raymond Federman Papers. Published in 1976 by Fiction Collective, Take It Or Leave It exemplifies Federman’s boldly inn...

WU Librarian Interviews the University’s First Black Students

By Julie Hale on February 14, 2017

The histories of African-American students at WU and at many other predominantly white universities in the United States frequently begin in the era of student activism, the late 1960s. With his recent project, “Telling Their Stories: The First Class of African-American Undergraduate Students Adm...

Audio Files Added to WU Libraries’ Online Sheet Music Exhibit

By Julie Hale on February 3, 2017

The Gaylord Music Library’s sheet music collection includes a wealth of compositions related to St. Louis’ 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also known as the St. Louis World Fair). The sounds of the era  came alive on Friday, November 11, 2016, at WU’s 560 Music Center, when WU music students ...