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Intern Opportunity for Spring 2019

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 12, 2018

Do you want to do one-of-a-kind primary research for the greater good? Are you intrigued by historical work that can explain today’s current trends?  We are looking for student interns to work with the ACLU of Missouri’s archival collections at Washington University Libraries.  Intern...

ACLU-MO Archive Internship Fall 2018

By Miranda Rectenwald on August 1, 2018

Do you want to do one-of-a-kind primary research for the greater good? Are you intrigued by historical work that can explain today’s current trends?  We are looking for student interns to work with the ACLU of Missouri’s archival collections at Washington University Libraries.  Intern...

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Hands on History: Reflections from an archive intern

By Saoirse Hahn (WU Class of 2018) on December 19, 2017

Spending the fall 2017 semester working with the American Civil Liberty Union of Missouri’s archived records has offered me a truly unique opportunity to examine the history of an American institution. The American Civil Liberties Union was present for almost the entirety of the twentieth c...

‘Mean Streets’ Program Features St. Louis-Based Documentaries and Filmmakers

By Alison Carrick on October 20, 2017

“Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television,”  will screen as part of the upcoming St. Louis International Film Festival and is presented by Washington University Libraries, Washington University’s Sam Fox School’s College of Architecture and Graduate Sch...

Election year fodder: Letters from the front lines of the St. Louis LGBTQ struggle for equal rights.

In honor of National Coming Out Day (October 11) and  LGBT History Month this post explores the the correspondence of Tom Miles, a St. Louis native and leader among allies of the LGBTQ community, provides an intimate window unto the LGBTQ rights movement of the 1990s and early 2000s. Miles, who w...

Noguchi Ceiling revealed

By Miranda Rectenwald on May 6, 2016

One of St. Louis’ most iconic modern art installations, designed by Isamu Noguchi is once again visible and view-able by the public. Architect Harris Armstrong designed the building and commissioned Noguchi to create an installation work of art, the “Reflection Ceiling,” for the...

New sculpture honors those who sued for freedom

By Shannon Davis on March 30, 2016

The Civil Courts building in downtown St. Louis will soon have a new sculpture by Preston Jackson honoring the more than 300 slaves and lawyers who sued for freedom in the early 1800s. St. Louis was unique in providing this opportunity to enslaved persons. Slaves could go to court to fight for th...