University Archives

Libraries receive $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

By ksinger on February 26, 2018

Funding will support the Libraries’ Modern Literature Collection and the digitization of student publications   Washington University Libraries have been awarded a $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman...

Campus Construction: Then and Now

By Sonya Rooney on August 28, 2017

Welcome back to campus! As you may have noticed, there is a lot of construction taking place at WU. University Archives has many photographs from construction on campus through the years. You’re welcome to stop by Special Collections Monday – Friday,  from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and e...

Eclipse Day!

By Sonya Rooney on August 21, 2017

It’s Eclipse Day! Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too. A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to v...

Remembering Mary Wickes

By Sonya Rooney on October 18, 2016

We are remembering one of our alums,  Mary Wickes, who died on October 22, 1995 / 21 years ago this weekend. Mary Wickes was an alum of Washington University, graduating in  1930.  She went on to have a successful career as a character actress on stage, in movies, and on TV.  You may remember her...

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New exhibit about Presidential Debates at Washington University in Olin Library

By Sonya Rooney on September 30, 2016

“Presidential Debates, Part of Washington University’s Legacy” is an exhibit by University Archives on display in Olin Library’s Grand Staircase Lobby through October 30, 2016. Washington University will host the second Presidential Debate on October 9, 2016, in a town hall meeting style. Hosting...

Trailblazers Recognition Ceremony 4/15/2016 5:30pm

By Sonya Rooney on April 12, 2016

Friday April 15, 2016 at Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall. The purpose of Washington University Trailblazers is to acknowledge, commemorate and celebrate the contributions that Black alumni, faculty and staff have made to the institution and broader communities.  The initiative provides an opportu...