The Clements Library website includes events, exhibits, subject guides, newsletter issues, library staff, and more.

Home » About » Clements Library Chronicles
New Graphics Finding Aids: Fall 2022

New Graphics Finding Aids: Fall 2022

The Clements Library is pleased to announce that the following collections in our Graphics Division are now described online and may be requested for use in the reading room.  The Clements Library is now open for research by appointment. All researchers are encouraged to contact Clements Library staff for guidance on how to complete their research with both digital and physical materials. Please contact us with any questions about your research.  *   *   *  Wella and Pet Anderson...

read more
Clements Library Announces 2022-2023 Fellowship Awards

Clements Library Announces 2022-2023 Fellowship Awards

From June 2022 to May 2023, the William L. Clements Library will host 22 recipients of visiting research fellowship awards. These awards have been made possible by the generosity of contributing foundations and individual donors, whose gifts enable the library to bring scholars from around the world to Ann Arbor. We are delighted to share the diverse and exciting range of supported projects that may eventually result in dissertations, books, articles, conference presentations, and even podcast...

read more
Announcing the 2022-2023 Inaugural ATBL-Clements Transatlantic Fellow!

Announcing the 2022-2023 Inaugural ATBL-Clements Transatlantic Fellow!

The William L. Clements Library has partnered with the American Trust for the British Library (ATBL) to become part of a unique set of fellowship opportunities, beginning with the 2022-2023 fellowship cycle. The newly-established ATBL-Clements Library Transatlantic Fellowship will support research projects promising to place the collections of both institutions in dialogue. By examining a topic through the lens of multiple, trans-Atlantic collections, researchers can illuminate less-examined...

read more
New Manuscripts Finding Aids, Spring 2022: Cuba, War of 1812 Privateering, Teenagers, Labor, and More

New Manuscripts Finding Aids, Spring 2022: Cuba, War of 1812 Privateering, Teenagers, Labor, and More

The William L. Clements Library is pleased to share 23 new finding aids for manuscripts collections.  Many represent new acquisitions, such as our growing collection of materials related to Cuba in the 19th century. Others include two journals kept aboard privateer vessels during the War of 1812, one of them by a sailor and the other by a ship physician.  We continue to improve our collections related to the lives and activities of teenagers, particularly in the form of diaries and...

read more
Picturing Michigan’s Past: Explore History Through Photo Postcards

Picturing Michigan’s Past: Explore History Through Photo Postcards

Post by Claire Danna, University of Michigan School of Information Joyce Bonk Assistant. Claire joins us for a two-year assistantship with the digitization team while completing a master's degree in Information Science at the U-M School of Information. One of Claire's first projects has been to scan the 60,000 postcards from the David V. Tinder collection of Michigan photography and develop materials for the Zooniverse crowdsourcing project.  *           *          * The William L. Clements...

read more
Minette: “A Mixed-Race Lead Actress on the Baltimore Stage, 1796” Revisited

Minette: “A Mixed-Race Lead Actress on the Baltimore Stage, 1796” Revisited

One of the Clements Library's objectives for its blog is to create additional ways for scholars to take notice of collections relevant to their research. We describe acquisitions, archives, resources, highlights, and out-of-the-ordinary items to draw attention to materials that might not otherwise be found through our finding aids and catalog records. Scholars frequently have a knowledge base that helps us better understand the collections that we care for, and in some cases, we connect with...

read more
“Notions of Freedom”: Slavery and Escape in the Southeastern Caribbean

“Notions of Freedom”: Slavery and Escape in the Southeastern Caribbean

Guest post by Patrick T. Barker, Clements Library 2019 Price Fellow. An earlier version of this post was published on April 7, 2020; it has been retitled and expanded with additional material.   During the early 1770s fugitives from slavery fled by sea from the then-British Caribbean colony of Carriacou, an island a short sail from Grenada in the southeastern Caribbean. The fugitives, wrote the British Windward Islands’ governor William Leybourne in 1773, “escape from us in boats to some...

read more
Applications Open for a New Transatlantic Fellowship in 2022-2023

Applications Open for a New Transatlantic Fellowship in 2022-2023

The Clements Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new research funding opportunity for 2022-2023. In partnership with the American Trust for the British Library (ATBL), the William L. Clements Library will offer a Transatlantic Fellowship designed to support at least four weeks of research between both the British Library and the Clements Library, with at least one week of research time at each institution. The award will be $5,000 USD (paid via the ATBL) and is meant to be applied...

read more

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

* indicates required

Archives