Special Collections Events

Exhibit Features 100 Years of ACLU of Missouri History

By Alison Carrick on January 9, 2020

On Sunday, January 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm, the ACLU of Missouri and Washington University Libraries will join forces to present an exhibition and community party to showcase a century of ACLU work. For the past three years, Washington University Library archivists and student interns poured throu...

Stitching Coptic-Bound Books

By Alison Carrick on July 5, 2019

On Saturday, June 8, a group of library and book enthusiasts had the chance to learn about coptic binding at the Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections. Led by Danielle Creech, Head of Preservation and Digitization, and Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books...

Updated: Japanese Book Binding Workshop

By Alison Carrick on March 7, 2019

Japanese Book Binding Workshop at John M. Olin Library Saturday, April 6, 2019 Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, Level One  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AND 2:00-4:00 p.m. Due to popular demand, we have added a second workshop during the morning of April 6! Sign up for the morning...

Self-Portrait with Others – A Celebration of Mary Jo Bang

By Analeah Rosen on November 28, 2018

Poet and Washington University Professor Mary Jo Bang has spent over thirty years writing, publishing, and teaching poetry. On November 30th, Special Collections will celebrate the inclusion of Bang’s papers in the Modern Literature Collection with “Mary Jo Bang: Self-Portrait with Others.&...

Open House Featuring T.S. Eliot Materials Takes Place Friday, September 22

By Alison Carrick on September 20, 2017

Please join us for an Open House display of research materials about writer T.S. Eliot from the Libraries’ Special Collections.   Olin Library, Special Collections Classroom: Level One September 22, 2017 – 10:00 am-1:00 PM T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis in 1888 and was the grandson o...

Open House: T.S. Eliot Materials

By ksinger on September 4, 2017

Research materials about writer T.S. Eliot from the Libraries’ Special Collections will be on view, including correspondence, drafts, and photographs.

Music Moved the Movement: Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.

By Alison Carrick on February 2, 2017

As part of the “Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues” project, the National Blues Museum is hosting “A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis Sr.: Inside the Civil Rights Movement.” Dennis is the CEO and director of the Southern Initiative of The Algebra Pr...

Ines von Ketelhodt & Peter Malutzki

By ksinger on January 26, 2017

Washington University Libraries & the Kranzberg Book Studio are pleased to host Ines von Ketelhodt & Peter Malutzki. Von Ketelhodt and Malutzki are among the most admired – and collected – book artists in the world today. They work collaboratively and independently to produce works of con...