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.
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.
In its second installment, WashU Spaces visits the University Libraries Preservation Lab on the West Campus. The lab repairs and restores hundreds of damaged books every year.
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.
Washington University Libraries has completed its digitization and reassembly of the civil rights documentary “Eyes on the Prize,” made possible by a National Historical Publications and Records Commission grant.
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.
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.
Washington University Libraries recently appointed two people as associate university librarians: Nadia Ghasedi and Jackie Lorrainne.
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.
Aaron Addison, director of scholarly services at University Libraries, has been selected to participate in the 2016 UCLA Senior Fellows Program. The program allows fellows to consider new approaches to issues confronting academic institutions and their libraries.