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February 2020

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library

February 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library and its collections. Tours begin with a presentation behind-the-scenes to share the story of our collections and our renovated 1923 building. Tours conclude with a visit to the Avenir Foundation Reading Room to view the current exhibits.

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March 2020

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library and its collections. Tours begin with a presentation behind-the-scenes to share the story of our collections and our renovated 1923 building. Tours conclude with a visit to the Avenir Foundation Reading Room to view the current exhibits.

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Discover Series: History of Photography

March 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Photographs on display

The Clements Library's photography collection is comprised of over 150,000 images with examples of virtually every popular photographic format in use in America from 1840 into the 20th century. In recent years, the photograph collection has become the library’s fastest growing. Join the Graphics Division as they showcase amazing photographic items from the collections. A wide range of images and photographic technology will be on display as Clements staff explain the evolution of techniques used throughout the decades.

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Join us for a tour to learn more about the Clements Library and its collections. Tours begin with a presentation behind-the-scenes to share the story of our collections and our renovated 1923 building. Tours conclude with a visit to the Avenir Foundation Reading Room to view the current exhibits.

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Martin Brückner, “How the War of 1812 Changed American Cartography”

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Robertson Auditorium – Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
Map of the seat of war in North America / J. Melish, del.

Dr. Martin Brückner tells the story of how the War of 1812 prompted the rise of modern American cartography. This amply illustrated lecture examines the take-off phase of industrial mapmaking, with particular emphasis on the ways in which economics and graphic design transformed cartography into a formidable medium shaping life in America. A Michigan Map Society sponsored lecture presented in collaboration with the Stephen S. Clark Library. All are welcome to join us for a reception prior to this lecture,…

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April 2020

Victoria Brehm, “Deep Regionalism: Discovering Great Lakes Literatures”

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join award-winning researcher and author Victoria Brehm as she explores Great Lakes literature as a record of lives on the lakes over centuries, encompassing texts by many ethnicities and in several genres that trace the interactions of peoples in a place. Co-sponsored by the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Great Lakes Theme Semester.

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