William L. Clements Library

Upcoming Exhibits and Events


To be announced.

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Due to the Clements Library’s renovation, the Clements Library 2015 Events and Lecture series will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery Room 100.

All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Please email clementsevents@umich.edu or phone 734-647-0864.

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Celebrating a Century of Preserving Detroit's History:
The Burton Historical Collection

Mark Bowden
Coordinator for Special Collections, Detroit Public Library

Thursday, September 17
4:00 p.m.

Since 1915, the Burton Historical Collection has served as a renowned repository of genealogical and regional history materials. Come to hear about the collection’s origins and the treasures it houses.

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Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
Stephen Clark Library, Second Floor


Religion and American Antislavery: From the Politics of Conversion to the Conversion to Politics

Ben Wright
Clements Library Upton Foundation Fellow
Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas at Dallas

Thursday, October 8
12:00 p.m.

Wright will discuss how material at the Clements library reveals the intimate connection between expectations of religious conversion and the development of American antislavery thought.

Feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages will be provided.