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Virtual discussion: histories of race, gender, and the practice of citizenship

Virtual discussion: histories of race, gender, and the practice of citizenship

What makes someone a citizen of the United States? The Fourteenth Amendment appears to provide a clear answer: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they...
Recap: Dental Health Contemporary Issues Discussion

Recap: Dental Health Contemporary Issues Discussion

Louis Miller, Curatorial Assistant at the Clements Library, summarizes our recent collaborative discussion program. The Clements Library hosted its second ever Contemporary Issues Discussion event on October 30, 2019, in collaboration with the Eisenberg Institute for...
Why History Matters

Why History Matters

Randolph G. Adams Director of the Clements Library, J. Kevin Graffagnino, comments on the importance of history in our society. I speak at a lot of historical events, where I’m preaching to the choir. However, I also speak to civic and business groups like Rotary,...
Contemporary Issues Discussion Debut: “New Motherhood”

Contemporary Issues Discussion Debut: “New Motherhood”

Earlier this year, I was spitballing some ideas with my colleague Louie Miller in the Reference Division office, and we chatted about how interesting it would be to bring together a historical item from our collection with the modern-day perspectives of people...
“Discover Series” programs treat you to an up-close view of historical materials and work at the Clements Library

“Discover Series” programs treat you to an up-close view of historical materials and work at the Clements Library

Last fall the William L. Clements Library launched a new type of program, the “Discover Series,” to great response. The goal was to provide in-depth coverage of various aspects of the library’s work, in a smaller, more informal setting and with time for discussion....
What’s in Your Attic? Treasures Big and Small

What’s in Your Attic? Treasures Big and Small

The William L. Clements Library invited members of the public to join us on Sunday, September 30, 2018, for an event we called “What’s in Your Attic?”  We encouraged attendees to bring their own paper treasures, such as letters, journals,...

Ann Arbor Art Fair, July 21-24, 2016

The annual Ann Arbor Art Fair returns this week, and the city’s downtown will be transformed as over 1,000 artists set up booths alongside food vendors, performers, and artist demonstrators. The Fair runs from Thursday, July 21st to Sunday, July 24th, and the...

Lecture by Frank Boles, “The Collections of the Clarke Historical Library,” January 28, 2014

UPDATE 1-28-2014: Due to the extreme wind chill temperatures, we will be canceling our scheduled lecture today. We are currently working with Frank Boles on rescheduling his lecture, and will repost when a date has been secured.Please note: Due to the...