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...

IOP Report

By Alison Verbeck on December 1, 2015

Information Practices in the Physical Sciences – a new report from the Institute of Physics examines how physical scientists find, use, share and disseminate research information – and specifically how their information practices are changing as a result of new digital technologies.

WU and the Moon Landing: 45 Years Ago

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate Student worker on July 20, 2014

Apollo 11’s moon landing on July 20, 1969 provided WU scientists with an historic opportunity. Physicists at WU were among those chosen to receive samples of the first rocks brought back from the moon.  Professor Robert Walker, a member of the Lunar Sample Advisory Planning Team (LSAPT), which ad...

Nobel Prize winner at WU: Gerty Cori

By Lillian Blotkamp, Graduate Student worker on December 10, 2013

Every 10th of December, ceremonies in Oslo and Stockholm honor that year’s Nobel Prize winners.  Currently, Washington University in St. Louis boasts connections to 23 Nobel laureates.  Among them is Gerty Cori, who researched and taught at the University from 1931 to 1957.  In 1947, she became t...

Travel Grant Recipient’s Research in the St. Louis Mayors’ collections

By Sonya Rooney, University Archivist & Mo Speller, WU Department of Special Collections Travel Grant Recipient on July 10, 2013

Mo Speller is a PhD candidate in History at Johns Hopkins University whose research is focused on 19th and 20th century U.S. History.  Mo is a recipient of one of the Department of Special Collections Travel Grants.  In this post, University Archivist Sonya Rooney interviews Mo regarding his rese...

Travel Grant Recipient’s discussion on Urban Redevelopment Policy in St. Louis

By Sonya Rooney, University Archivist, and J. Terrence Farris, WU Department of Special Collections Travel Grant Recipient on June 20, 2012

As archivists we always wonder how do researchers use the materials they find in the archives?  And what do they learn from these documents?  Dr. J. Terrence Farris in Clemson University’s School of Planning, Development, Preservation and Landscape Architecture shared his experience researching a...