Tag Archives: Pius XII Memorial Library

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

  Special Collections owns two first edition copies of┬áthe Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, a narrative that summarizes Grant’s life as a series of extreme swings in fortune from failed farmer to Commanding General of the Union Army. The … Continue reading

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Debra Cashion Elected Executive Director of Digital Scriptorium

Debra Cashion, PhD, MLIS, Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities and Assistant Librarian of the Vatican Film Library, part of Special Collections in the Saint Louis University Libraries, has been elected to the position of Executive Director of … 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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Pius Library Then and Now: An Exhibit on Renovation in Pius XII Memorial Library

During the first 140 years of its history, Saint Louis University’s library shared building space with the teaching faculty. From 1888 the University Library occupied a four-story, open mezzanine structure in DuBourg Hall. By the mid twentieth-century, however, the rapid … Continue reading

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