Research

Modernist Design and the Children’s Magazine

By c.bosch on May 24, 2017

By the middle of the twentieth century, the notion of American periodical publications aimed at a younger readership was already well established. Early versions of children’s magazines appeared in the States as early as the late 1700s, and by the time Humpty Dumpty was launched by Parent’s Magaz...

Drawing Race in 1930’s Collier’s

By Noah on May 22, 2017

In the 1930’s Collier’s magazine represented a popular, progressive viewpoint on American culture. The magazine published articles by Winston Churchill on the significance of the U.S. constitution in the 20th century, as well as profiles skeptical of the rise of the Nazi party in Germany under Hi...

Helen Dryden: Illustrator and Industrial Designer in the Age of Art Deco

By Cathy on May 17, 2017

In the early twentieth century, the covers of the large publications were beautifully illustrated, and many artists who contributed became household names. The art created for fashion magazines in particular stands out. What had started out as representational drawings of clothing and models morp...

Spring Semester at MGHL

By Andrea Degener on May 16, 2017

This semester, students from D. B. Dowd’s course, Special Topics in Visual Culture: The Illustrated Periodical, visited the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library to engage with a variety of materials from various collections. Throughout the semester, the materials were used in lectures and di...

Research Studios

By Alison Verbeck on August 30, 2016

Research Studios are back! WU Libraries’ graduate-level and upper-level research and technology workshops will be taking place this fall. The event topics will be of interest to majors, graduate students, and faculty. Topics covered include WUSTL Box, BrowZine, Zotero and many more.  September wo...

Register Now for WU Libraries’ Free Workshops

By Julie Hale on August 29, 2016

WU Libraries will be offering a series of free research and technology workshops September 6-22. The sessions are geared toward upper-level researchers and graduate students. The workshops will be held at noon in the Arc Computer Lab on Level A  of Olin Library. Starting in mid-October, the sessi...

Register Now for WU Libraries’ Graduate Humanities Mini-Conference

By Julie Hale on May 9, 2016

The third annual You’re in Good Company Mini-Conference for Advanced Humanities Graduate Students will take place on Tuesday, August 23. Registration is now open! Participants can look forward to these topics: WRITING THE DISSERTATION: Learn faculty members’ suggested best practices for writing a...

WU Libraries to Host “The Political Librarian”

By Julie Hale on April 6, 2016

The Washington University Libraries are happy to announce a publishing partnership with EveryLibrary to host The Political Librarian, a journal of local public policy and tax policy for libraries. Series editor Lindsay C. Sarin says, “The Washington University Libraries have an excellent platform...

Landscape Architecture Exhibit

By Jennifer Akins on April 4, 2016

Come see Landscape Architecture projects from three courses taught by Assistant Professor of Architecture Natalie Yate, Faculty Assistant Laura Schatzman and Visiting Assistant Professor Christine Abbott. These are on display in our hall cases through April 23, 2016.   ‘Testing Terrain...

Research at MGHL

By Andrea Degener on March 1, 2016

The materials at the Modern Graphic History Library serve a diverse research interest. Since the start of 2016, MGHL has already a number of distinct research requests. Materials have been pulled from numerous collections, some of which include the Al Parker, Chwast, Firecracker Press, Robert And...