Special Collections

Illustration by Al Parker for “Expression of Love”

Dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Jody Mitori on August 2, 2016

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announces the Dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, a division of Special Collections. Made possible by an endowing gift from Ken and Nancy Kranzberg. Douglas B. Dowd joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis in 1992. His work...

Exhibit: Researching Queer History

By Miranda Rectenwald on June 1, 2016

During Pride Month (June)  a display of library resources about LGBTQ+ history and culture is on display at Olin Library.  The display features magazines, newspapers, databases, materials from Special Collections, and more highlighting the diverse sources of information available to researchers. ...

‘Freedom’

By Jody Mitori on May 31, 2016

Washington University Libraries is excited to announce its participation in “Freedom,” an innovative arts collaboration with the award-winning Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), the professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. MADCO is known for its high ener...

William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing

By Jody Mitori on May 31, 2016

On Friday, September 23, Washington University Libraries, the Committee on Comparative Literature, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities will co-sponsor the William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing. The day’s events, whic...

William H. Gass Symposium Set for Sept. 23, 2016

By Jody Mitori on May 31, 2016

Washington University Libraries, the Committee on Comparative Literature, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities will co-sponsor the William H. Gass Symposium: International Writing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Umrath Loun...

Jazz Age Illustration

By Andrea Degener on January 20, 2016

A Modern Graphic History Library exhibit has been installed in the Ginkgo Room at Olin Library featuring illustrations from the Jazz Age. The reproductions on display feature illustrators John Held Jr., Henry Raleigh, Nell Brinkley, Georges Lepape, Władysław Teodor “W.T.” Benda and others. The il...

Mendel Sato Research Award Competition

By Miranda Rectenwald on December 24, 2015

Mendel Sato Research Award Competition Contact Information Send questions, applications, and completed research projects to Brian Woodman, reference and research coordinator in the Film & Media Archive, at woodmanb@wustl.edu   Deadline & Schedule * November 9, 2015 – February 5, 2016...