Category Archives: Archives & Manuscripts

Let’s Go Bills!

The SLU University Archives wishes our Saint Louis University Billikens good luck as they prepare to meet the North Carolina State University Wolfpack in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this evening in Orlando, Florida. Tonight’s game … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mary Bruemmer!

Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections congratulates Miss Mary Bruemmer, longtime Saint Louis University volunteer and former Dean of Student Affairs, as she celebrates her 94th birthday.  To help commemorate this auspicious date, we have compiled a few images from … Continue reading

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Jesuits and Baseball: 19th-Century SLU Prefect Diaries Online

1870, Sept. 29th   Boys went to see the match between [the] Red Stockings and [the] Empires — R[uns] S[cored] 7 — E[rrors] 5. It rained at the fifth in[ning]. Prefect Diaries for the years 1851 to 1894 from the Saint Louis University Libraries … Continue reading

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Saint Louis Exorcism of 1949

The Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections, in a joint program with the University’s Office of Mission and Ministry, will present a guest lecture and panel discussion on the Saint Louis Exorcism of 1949 this 29 October 2013 at 4pm … Continue reading

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(please don’t) STEAL THIS POSTER!

Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections Presents: (please don’t) STEAL THIS POSTER! An Exhibition of Letterpress Prints by The Firecracker Press for The Billiken Club Pius XII Memorial Library Second Floor Gallery 12 September – 31 December 2013 Premiere 12 … Continue reading

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Past President Produced Patriotic Poetry

Saint Louis University archives will be closed along with the rest of the university in honor of Independence Day. However, we wanted to commemorate the occasion for our patrons in some way. Luckily, the University historical records contain a letter written … Continue reading

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Today in SLU History!

It was 57 years ago today, on June 3rd, 1956 that ground was broken for Pius XII Memorial Library! This photograph commemorating the occasion was taken moments before the first spade of dirt was turned. Pictured here, from left to … Continue reading

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New Billiken Club / Firecracker Press Collection in Archives

Archives & Manuscripts in the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of a virtually complete run of posters created for SLU’s Billiken Club by the Firecracker Press of St. Louis, MO. Produced between 2006 … Continue reading

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University Archivist to Receive Catholic Library Association Award

John Waide (A&S ’73), University Archivist in the Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections, has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Fons Sapientiae (Seat of Wisdom) Award by the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the Catholic Library Association. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Father Ong: Exhibit Opening

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Walter J. Ong, S. J., on November 30, Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections announces the opening of the exhibit, Happy Birthday, Father Ong. Father Ong, who was a … Continue reading

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