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October 2019

Lecture: Jason S. Lantzer, “Torn Asunder: Faith, Higher Education, Politics and the Davidson family during the Civil War”

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Jeff T. Blau Hall – Blau 1580 – Ross School of Business, 700 East University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
Camp of Massachusetts Sixth Regt, Vols, Suffolk, Va. (1863)

The Davidson family of Indianapolis is a near perfect microcosm of the United States during Civil War. With roots in the South, but living in the North the family's ties to religious, education, and political leaders and institutions cast new light on the loyalties Americans felt towards their region, nation and the institution of slavery. Central to the story is Preston Davidson, a Hoosier by birth, who fought for the Confederacy alongside his Virginian cousins. On the other side, stands…

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library

October 25 @ 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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Contemporary Issues Discussion: Dental Health

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tisch Hall 1014, 435 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

Teenage newlywed Phebe Jane Knapp wrote a letter to her brother in 1851 describing her dental pain as well as other health issues, while she and her husband Marquis settled in the new state of Iowa. Download and read the letter. All are welcome to a discussion with historians, curators, dentists, and archivists to explore how this powerful letter relates to current issues within dental care. Join in the conversation by sharing your own history and personal reflections with other U-M and local community members over a complimentary…

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November 2019

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Clements Library

November 1 @ 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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Brown Bag: Dr. Huw Davies, “New Insights on Henry Clinton and British Strategy in the American Revolutionary War”

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
William L. Clements Library, 909 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

In this Brown Bag lunch talk, Dr. Huw Davies will discuss his current research at the Clements Library as recipient of the Howard H. Peckham Fellowship. His research focuses on re-evaluating the history of the British Army in Colonial and Revolutionary America, India, and Europe, 1750-1850. In the space of seven decades between 1740 and 1810, the British Army fought wars on four continents, producing a unique accumulation of knowledge, experience and ideas about tactics, operations and strategy. Henry Clinton…

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