The Washington University Archives is has a diverse online presence that present in many places online. Here we will highlight some of the many places where you can find our material on the web.
While you clearly know that WUA has a blog (as you read it now), you may not kn ow that we also have a presence on Flickr and Facebook. The Washington University Photographic Services Collection is the most highly used collection at the University Archives. Photos have been requested and used for social media across the University. The Office of Alumni and Development frequently uses these images for class reunions. Many images have also been used for “Throwback Thursday” photos by the Office of Public Affairs.
We have used Flickr to highlight a selection of photos from the St. Louis Car Company Collection. This collection documents the St. Louis Car Company and the street cars that they built and sold throughout the US.
WUA also has our finding aids available online. This allows researchers to see what is available from anywhere with an internet connection. Through Archon, our online interface, you can review finding aids for more than 300 of our collections that document Washington University and the St. Louis community. Archon provides a level of access that was never available when archives worked with paper finding aids. We continually update finding aids to ensure that they accurately reflect the physical collection.
History Pin, through work with Google, has created an interactive map that allows users to view historical photos in context with the modern locations. This website connects the past and present through use of archival photographs. WUA has pinned a number of photos to the map of the Washington University campuses to showcase our collections and the local history.
In addition to everything discussed already, we have a selection of frequently requested images that have been digitized and made available online. On this page, you can also find links to some of our digital exhibits that highlight certain topics and collections.