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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

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...

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A Q&A with Clements Librarian for Instruction & Engagement, Maggie Vanderford

A Q&A with Clements Librarian for Instruction & Engagement, Maggie Vanderford

In September 2021, Maggie Vanderford joined the University of Michigan community as the Librarian for Instruction & Engagement at the Clements Library. Maggie comes to Michigan from UCLA, where she is finishing her Ph.D. in English and worked at the William Andrews Clark Library in instruction, outreach, engagement, and research services. Before moving to UCLA, Maggie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University and her Master of Arts degree in English from the University...

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Clements Library acquires rare hand-drawn map of Detroit from 1761, pursues crowdfunding

Clements Library acquires rare hand-drawn map of Detroit from 1761, pursues crowdfunding

The last time the general public had the opportunity to see the “Plan of the Fort at De Troit” was in 1967 when it was offered for sale at Sotheby’s. Now it will be part of the University of Michigan’s William L. Clements Library collection. Not knowing to whom the original was sold back then, former Clements curator Brian Dunnigan studied the photo included in the Sotheby’s auction catalog to write about this hand-drawn map for his book Frontier Metropolis: Picturing Early Detroit. “This map...

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Clements Library announces 2021 Fellowship Awards

Clements Library announces 2021 Fellowship Awards

The Clements Library is delighted to announce its list of research fellowship awardees for 2021-22. Because of the backlog in research visits from last year’s fellowship cohort due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we pushed our application deadline back this year, from January 15 to March 1. Even so, we received close to 100 applications, our highest number ever. From this extraordinarily strong pool, we were able to award 23 fellowships to scholars from 14 states and the District of Columbia, as...

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