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Architectonic Fixations: Photographs from the Collection of Russell Sturgis

Architectonic Fixations: Photographs from the Collection of Russell Sturgis

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

This web site features approximately 320 digitally rendered images from a collection of over 15,000 photographic prints held by the University Archives of Washington University in St. Louis.

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Art to Enchant: Illustrators and Shakespeare

Art to Enchant: Illustrators and Shakespeare

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

Images from illustrated editions of Shakespeare's works. The editions range from 1744 through 1986.

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BEYOND TLC: Missouri Women in the Health Science Professions

BEYOND TLC: Missouri Women in the Health Science Professions

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

Pioneering and prominent Missouri women of the 20th century are featured in this collection about professions in the health sciences. The site both profiles individual women and explores women’s contributions to the development of health science professions.

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Deafness in Disguise

Deafness in Disguise

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

Deafness in Disguise presents images, illustrations, advertising pamphlets, trade catalogs, patents, rare books and other material pertaining to mechanical and electrical hearing devices from the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular focus are hearing devices that were designed for concealment or camouflage within everyday items.

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Depicting Devotion: Illuminated Books of Hours from the Middle Ages

Depicting Devotion: Illuminated Books of Hours from the Middle Ages

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

An exhibit of the Book of Hours showing Illuminations from the Middle Ages.

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Dred Scott Case

Dred Scott Case

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries

Collection of one hundred and eleven documents, over 400 pages of full-text searchable resource that represents the full case history of the Dred Scott Case.

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Exploring Object Virtual Reality

Exploring Object Virtual Reality

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University

This exhibit features interactive movies of twenty historic hearing devices from the Central Institute for the Deaf – Max A. Goldstein Historic Devices for Hearing Collection at Washington University Bernard Becker Medical Library.

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James Merrill: Other Writings

James Merrill: Other Writings

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

An exhibit depicting James Merrill's literary archives housed in Washington University's Modern Literature Collection.

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Medical Journeys

Medical Journeys

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

This collection contains items from several of the archival collections of the Washington University School of Medicine pertaining to physicians and medical scientists who immigrated to Missouri from foreign countries in the 19th and 20th centuries and to Missouri physicians and medical scientists who traveled abroad to research, teach and share their expertise.

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Medicine in Times of Need: 21st General Hospital/Base Hospital 21

Medicine in Times of Need: 21st General Hospital/Base Hospital 21

Contributed by: Becker Medical Library, Washington University

The 21st General Hospital and Base Hospital 21 Collections consist of 617 items relating to the service of these Army hospital units in the First and Second World Wars. The items include photographic prints, negatives, lantern slides, sketches, documents, and memorabilia from several collections donated by members (or relatives of members) of these medical units.

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Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis

Contributed by: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

The museum's web site, featuring a calendar of exhibits, as well as links to its digital collections. The Museum contains strong holdings of 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, installations, and photograph.

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Missouri Fire Insurance Maps

Missouri Fire Insurance Maps

Contributed by: Kansas City Public Library; University of Missouri-Columbia Special Collections; Washington University; Missouri History Museum

Three collections of Missouri fire insurance maps, including collections of Sanborn maps for Kansas City and Missouri as a whole, and Whipple fire insurance maps for St. Louis.

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Origins and History of the Washington University School of Medicine

Origins and History of the Washington University School of Medicine

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University

A digitized version of an exhibit mounted at the Bernard Becker Medical Library in 1991 celebrating the Centennial of the Washington University School of Medicine. The exhibit contains maps, illustrations, photographs, ephemera, and includes numerous faculty profiles.

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Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection

Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

Selected items from the Philip Mills Arnold Semeiology Collection in the Special Collections of the Washington University Libraries, documenting the history of signs, symbols, and communication.

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Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants

Powerful Grace Lies in Herbs and Plants

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University ; Missouri Botanical Garden Library

A joint exhibit between Becker Medical Library and the Missouri Botanical Garden Library that showcases works on herbal medicine dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

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St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project

St. Louis Circuit Court Historical Records Project

Contributed by: Missouri State Archives; St. Louis Circuit Court; Washington University

This project features digitized collections of court files relating to Lewis & Clark, Native Americans, the fur trade, and slave freedom suits. Includes a database of all court cases processed, beginning in 1804.

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Terra Incognita

Terra Incognita

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries Special Collections

An exhibit featuring early printed accounts of exploration and cultural encounters between what is known as the Old World or Europe and the New World or the Americas.

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Washington University Papyri Collection

Washington University Papyri Collection

Contributed by: Washington University Libraries

445 manuscript fragments, dating from the first century BC to the eighth century AD. The fragments were excavated in 1923 at the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus.

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Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

Contributed by: Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University

An ongoing series of recorded interviews and transcripts dating from 1959. The project captures first person accounts and reflections on the history of the medical school, medical practice in St. Louis, and developments in the field of medicine.

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