Political illustrations of the past

Political illustrations of the past

Thousands of photographers, videographers and writers will descend on Washington University in St. Louis Oct. 9 to cover the presidential debate. But in mid-20th-century America, another sort of journalist was part of the media mix — the illustrator. The Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library features hundreds of images of politicians, the electoral process and American voters.

​Short named associate university librarian

B​radley H. Short, Washington University in St. Louis’ music librarian and head of departmental libraries, has been promoted to associate university librarian.

Washington University Libraries launches faculty survey March 3

Washington University in St. Louis faculty on the Danforth Campus are invited to complete a survey about resources and services offered by Washington University Libraries. The survey will help the libraries better develop, enhance and deliver the collections and services designed to meet the current and future needs of the campus community​.

Actor Richard Beymer presents Freedom Summer documentary ‘A Regular Bouquet’

As part of Washington University Libraries’ ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the Washington University Film & Media Archive will host a Q&A with actor Richard Beymer and a free screening of his film, “A Regular Bouquet.” The event takes place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Steinberg Auditorium on the Danforth Campus.

‘Documenting Ferguson’ ​free, online archive created by Washington University Libraries

​​The community is invited to submit photos, videos, stories and other content to a digital archive at Washington University Libraries called “Documenting Ferguson.” Free and accessible to all, the online collection will serve as a lasting source of information regarding the Aug. 9 death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the ensuing protests and unrest.​

​​WUSTL Libraries receive grant to implement open-source software

​The Washington University Libraries have received a $50,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will allow the library system, led by University Librarian Jeffrey Trzeciak, to implement Hydra, a powerful open-source software system that facilitates collaboration among institutions that want to share their digital collections and link them to related materials held elsewhere.
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