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Clements Library celebrates ‘The Death of General Wolfe,’ iconic 1776 painting by Benjamin West

Michigan News, October 15, 2019

 

Paul Erickson named Director of Clements Library

The University Record, September 19, 2019

 

University of Michigan Regents name Brian L. Dunnigan Curator Emeritus of Maps

Regents of the University of Michigan, July 18, 2019

 

A glimpse inside University of Michigan’s historic William L. Clements Library

All About Ann Arbor, March 29, 2019

 

Advisory Committee Named in Clements Library Director Search

The University Record, November 9, 2018

 

WWI artifacts, soldiers’ letters on view in observance of 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

Michigan News, October 29, 2018

 

News from the Clements Library Chronicles Blog

New Finding Aids and Subject Guides: January 2021

New Finding Aids and Subject Guides: January 2021

The Clements Library is pleased to announce that the following collections are now described online and two new Subject Guides have been published to our website. Subject Guides highlight selected areas of strength in the collections and advice for researchers.  The Clements is open by appointment only for U-M faculty, students, and staff. (Learn how to make an appointment.) All researchers are invited to schedule a video consultation to discuss possibilities for completing their...

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New Virtual Exhibition Reexamines Photography of Midwest Native People, Tribes

New Virtual Exhibition Reexamines Photography of Midwest Native People, Tribes

Group portrait of five unidentified Ojibwa Indian men wearing mixtures of western and traditional clothing posing outside tree bark wigwam at White Earth Indian Reservation, Minnesota.  Photography can be a tool of colonialism, as well as a tool of sovereignty and self-identification.With this principle at heart, the student creators of a new online exhibition investigate the complex balance between violation of privacy and the quest for self-identification felt by Native peoples during the...

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A picture is worth a thousand words: Illustrations from the Clements in “The History of Cartography Volume 4”

A picture is worth a thousand words: Illustrations from the Clements in “The History of Cartography Volume 4”

Mary Pedley, Assistant Map Curator at the Clements Library, is co-editor with Matthew H. Edney of The History of Cartography Volume 4: Cartography in the European Enlightenment (University of Chicago Press 2019). * * * The old adage about pictures and words has provided the editors of the History of Cartography Project with the formula for book design ever since the reference series, The History of Cartography, first appeared in 1984. A reference work on mapmaking must have maps...

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New and Improved Finding Aids: Spring 2020

New and Improved Finding Aids: Spring 2020

The Clements Library is pleased to announce that the following collections are now described online. These materials may be requested for use in the reading room when we are able to resume library services. Before planning your research visit, please contact us to verify in advance if our normal open hours for researchers have resumed. * * * Henry Murfey letter book (1855-1856) - Processed by Cari Griffin The Henry Murfey letter book contains copies of 12 letters addressed to Henry, of...

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