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This collection of digital projects demonstrates Washington University's recent efforts to increase access to its extensive holdings of scholarly material for the broader research community. Our scholarly holdings include text, artifacts, photographs, maps, audio recordings, films and videos, manuscripts and archives. Additional projects will be made available as Washington University's Digital Library Services assists in the development of future digital projects.
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19th CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHYLearn more about the collection
This LUNA Insight image collection consists of over 1000 digitized photographs. While primarily related to architecture, these late 19th century photographs also document period travel, archaeological, and portraiture conventions. The photographs were acquired by Washington University at the direction of architecture professor, Frederick B. Mann, and reside in Washington University's Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library's Special Collections.

Picture of class meeting outside by the library at Washington University

AMERICAN LIVES
A compilation of digitized images, text, audio, film and video that documents student-led political activism on Washington University's campus from 1964 to 1972. The project was designed to encourage multidisciplinary research in the field of American Studies. The collection is searchable and allows visitors to save their own collection of American Lives materials.

Equal Justice Picture

CIVIL LITIGATION CLEARINGHOUSE
This collection indexes and posts documents and data that relate to civil rights litigation in the United States, to allow scholars, teachers, students, activists, and policymakers to better understand both individual cases and large case categories. The first part of the collection, documenting over forty years of litigation about prison and jail conditions, mental health and mental retardation facilities, and several other case categories, will be posted for public viewing in October 2006. The Clearinghouse continually solicits its users for proposals for cases and case categories to add; thousands of voting rights and employment discrimination cases will be added during 2007.

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DRED SCOTT CASE
An online archive that provides access to the original 85 St. Louis Circuit Court documents that directly relate to Dred Scott's petition for freedom from slavery, beginning in 1846 through 1852. The documents are organized in chronological order, and appear in multiple digital formats, including complete transcripts in Word and HTML format.

THE REVISED DRED SCOTT CASE COLLECTION
A full-text legal case history of the Dred Scott case expanded to include thirty-three additional resources in a fully searchable collection in TEI encoded XML documents and images.

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EAMES & YOUNG ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTION | Learn more about the collection
This LUNA Insight image collection consists of over 200 digitized photographs and reside in Washington University's Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library. The photographs were donated to Washington University by William S. Eames & Thomas C. Young, who were two partners at a St. Louis architectural firm. The photographs document various stages of architectural projects in Missouri, California, Utah, and Washington.

Henry Hampton interviewing William Bradford Huie

EYES ON THE PRIZE INTERVIEWS COLLECTION
The Eyes on the Prize Interviews Collection provides full-text access to 115 transcripts of interviews filmed for the award winning PBS documentary series Eyes on the Prize that premiered January 21, 1987. The collection includes eye-witness accounts of the American Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1965, which includes Rosa Parks, John Lewis and James Farmer. The interviews are part of the larger Henry Hampton Collection that resides in Washington University Libraries' Film and Media Archive.

1853 Engraving of Edmund Spenser

FINAL VERSIONS [Restricted access to Washington University community.]
A digital archive of revision for scholars & students that examines medieval scribal revision, translation and revision of Renaissance writer Edmund Spenser, and twentieth century modernist Samuel Beckett, the twentieth century American poet Robert Duncan's painstaking revisions for publication, and the mid-twentieth century collaboration between May Swenson and Elizabeth Bishop. This broad range allows teachers, students, and scholars to explore and study the fascinating and complex methods of revision employed by authors who have influenced the literary traditions of Europe and America.

Shakespear's Comedy of the Tempest

FINDING AIDS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Washington University finding aids bring together material from Manuscripts, Rare Books, and the Modern Graphic History Library units of the Department of Special Collections. These finding aids contain information on a collection's content and creator, as well as a list of the materials in the collection.

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GAYLORD MUSIC LIBRARY SUPPLEMENTARY CATALOG
A supplementary catalog that contains Gaylord Music Library Special Collections materials that are not cataloged in the general Library Catalog, which includes scanned images from the Sheet Music Collection.

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HENRY HAMPTON COLLECTION
Washington University recently acquired the complete set of materials Henry Hampton, a Washington University alumnus, used to make 10 films at Blackside, Inc., a film production company he established. The collection includes film and video, photographs, scripts, storyboards, notes, music, posters, and other associated materials used for his films including the award winning Eyes on the Prize documentary series. Currently, this online collection includes limited information on each film however it is continually updated as new material is digitized.

Schiele Print

JAMES E. AND JOAN SINGER SCHIELE PRINT COLLECTION
This collection consists of Civil War prints and other historical images, representing abolition through the Civil War and reconstruction. The prints include portraits, battle scenes, and political cartoons, and represent a variety of printing techniques, from woodcut to chromolithograph. A highlight of the collection is a set of thirty-six Kurz & Allison prints.

Picture of Hospital staff, Base Hospital 21, 1917

MEDICINE IN TIMES OF NEED
This project grants access to digitized images and historical narratives that illustrate the daily life on army hospital bases during wartime: Base Hospital 21 of World War I and the 21st General Hospital of World War II. The image gallery is searchable, and the project provides links to Finding Aids of Bernard Becker Medical Library's entire 21st General Hospital and Base Hospital 21 Collections of 2000 items. In addition, the Becker Medical Library hosts numerous digital exhibits and projects at Becker Exhibits.

The Oral History Project

THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
The Oral History Project is a collaboration between the American Culture Studies Program, the History Department, and Washington University Libraries. The program's focus centers on civil rights, citizenship, and activism, and neighborhood, religious, and ethnic communities. The project incorporates oral histories, historical documents, artifacts, sound and visual media into an online collection.

Payments in Money and Grain

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY PAPYRI COLLECTION
The Manuscripts Division of Washington University's Special Collections unit houses 445 manuscript fragments, dating from the first century BCE to the eighth century CE. The fragments were excavated in 1923 by Sir William Flinders Petrie and the Egypt Exploration Society at the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. This online resources includes an index and selected images of the Papyri collection by inventory number and by publication number.

Picture of Austro-Hungarian Empire from Architectonic Fixations: Photographs from the Collection of Russell Sturgis

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DIGITAL EXHIBITIONS
A collection of digital exhibitions that are arranged by topic, that include digitized images of maps, photographs, sketches, and other archival material, including Finding Aids, selected from Washington University's Special Collections unit.

Signature of St. Louis founder, Auguste Chouteau

ST. LOUIS CIRCUIT COURT HISTORICAL RECORDS PROJECT
The St. Louis Circuit Court Case File records series contains court documents dating back to the early 19th century, including documents that originated under French and Spanish colonial systems, and subsequent territorial administrative organizations. This project includes digitized images of the original documents from major court cases, which include Lewis & Clark/Corps of Discovery, Freedom Suits, including Dred Scott, Native American Suits, and Fur Trade Cases. The online collection is searchable and allows visitors to save their own collection of St. Louis Circuit Courts Historical Records Project materials.

Unreal City

UNREAL CITY
The 19th-century St. Louis fire insurance maps are an important source of historical information to study the growth and development of post-Civil War St. Louis. Originally created for the fire insurance industry, these maps provide the most complete visual record of the evolving built environment in St. Louis, covering commercial, industrial, and residential neighborhoods.

Women Artists in the Washington University Collections

WOMEN ARTISTS IN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY COLLECTIONS
This collection contains digitized images of selected artworks by women artists that are housed in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Collections. In addition, the collection provides a bibliography of texts by women artists in Olin Library's Special Collections.

 

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