The Modern Graphic History Library recently acquired an extensive collection of work related to 20th-century illustrator Walter Baumhofer, who was known as the “King of the Pulps.”
The Modern Graphic History Library (MGHL) has launched a digital companion to Thrill Seekers: The Rise of Men’s Magazines, an exhibition currently on display through Jan. 31 in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Reading Room and Grand Staircase Lobby this semester.
The Washington University Libraries have acquired the archives of internationally recognized artist Ernest Trova (1927-2009). Trova’s archives, which will be housed in WUSTL’s Modern Graphic History Library, provide researchers a glimpse into his life and his art-making process.
Ancient clay cuneiform tablets. Books in Greek and Latin owned and marked by Thomas Jefferson. These aren’t items one might expect to see when visiting a typical library. But collecting and preserving these invaluable resources for future generations of scholars is the mission of Washington University Libraries’ Special Collections and of Anne Posega, head of Special Collections for University Libraries since 1999.