‘Eyes on the Prize’ wins Cinema Eye Legacy Award

“Eyes on the Prize,” which was created and produced by Washington University in St. Louis alumnus Henry Hampton, is the recipient of the 2019 Cinema Eye Legacy Award. University Libraries has preserved and made available original interviews for the documentary on the civil rights movement.
Thanks to the family of Eric and Evelyn Newman, the John M. Olin Library at Washington University now has one of the few surviving broadsides of the Declaration of Independence. (James Byard/Washington University)

Rare copy of Declaration of Independence now on view

What happened on July 4, 1776? Not what you might think. On that historic day more than 200 years ago, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. But it would be weeks before the Founding Fathers actually signed the handwritten document now housed in the National Archives in Washington. In the meantime, official broadsides were printed and posted on courthouse doors across the colonies. One of those broadsides is now on view at Washington University.

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

Washington University Libraries recently received a $50,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, created by late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The funding will support the libraries’ Modern Literature Collection and the digitization of student publications in the University Archives.

University’s Bauman, Ghasedi selected for FOCUS St. Louis program

Angela Bauman, director of admissions operations for Olin Business School’s Executive MBA program, and Nadia Ghasedi, associate university librarian for University Libraries, were selected for the fall 2017 class of FOCUS St. Louis’ Emerging Leaders program.
Denise Stephens

Stephens appointed university librarian

Denise Stephens, university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been appointed university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, effective July 1, according to Provost Holden Thorp. Stephens succeeds Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university last July.

University librarian search committee formed

A search committee to identify candidates for the position of university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis has been formed by Provost Holden Thorp. The position was formerly held by Jeffrey G. Trzeciak, who left the university in July.

Historical video interviews with Lewis available

University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive has made video interviews with U.S. Congressman John Lewis from the acclaimed “Eyes on the Prize” documentary series available on its YouTube channel. Lewis will give the university’s Commencement address Friday, May 20.
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