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Founded in 1923 at the University of Michigan, the Clements Library holds collections of print and manuscript materials on the history of North America and the Caribbean, with particular strengths in 18th and 19th century American history.

Our mission is to collect and preserve primary sources, to make them available for research, and to support and encourage scholarly investigation of our nation’s past. Central to this is our belief that these materials should be available to students and the broader public for educational purposes through exhibits and programming.