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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 Manuscript Finding Aids: Winter 2023 Part Two

New Manuscript Finding Aids: Winter 2023 Part Two

Collections of manuscripts continue to be added to the Clements Library’s holdings to benefit the learning and research of our community of users. The most recent batch of new finding aids includes several thematic groupings, underscoring how archival collections speak to each other and work together to deepen our collective knowledge about the past. We are excited to continue sharing new finding aids to connect students and researchers with the extraordinary manuscript collections at the...

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Clements Library announces 2023-2024 Fellowships

Clements Library announces 2023-2024 Fellowships

The William L. Clements Library is delighted to announce 2023-2024 visiting research fellowship cohort: With 26 awards, this cohort will be the largest in the fellowship program’s history. Awardees include postdoctoral scholars and faculty from both public and private institutions, graduate students, independent researchers, public historians, and curators. The library will support long-term, short-term and week-long residential fellows over the coming academic year, and will also fund remote...

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New Manuscript Finding Aids: Winter 2023 Part Two

New Manuscript Finding Aids: Winter 2023 Part One

Collections of manuscripts continue to be added to the Clements Library’s holdings to benefit the learning and research of our community of users. The most recent batch of new finding aids includes several thematic groupings, underscoring how archival collections speak to each other and work together to deepen our collective knowledge about the past. *   *   *Children and Education Materials that demonstrate educational practices have much to tell us about how children learned, what Americans...

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The 1893-1894 Tour of Linus, “The $100,000 Oregon Wonder” Horse

The 1893-1894 Tour of Linus, “The $100,000 Oregon Wonder” Horse

In October 2021, the Clements Library obtained a cabinet card portrait of one of the famous late-19th-century "Oregon Long-Haired Wonder" horses.  It is a beautiful photograph, showing this chestnut-colored Clydesdale with his hair braided and done up with ribbons, standing beside a currently unidentified man.  On its own, this photograph has something valuable to say about horses and their appearance in the late-19th-century United States, the value of unusual animals to entrepreneurs and...

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