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Announcing the Clements Library Image Bank CUTEST BABY PHOTO CONTEST! Our contestants are these adorable but unidentified photographs of children in the collections. Vote for as many as you like by responding with a “Like” (to give it one point) or “Love” (for 2 points). The photo to get the most points in 24 hours will be our winner! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our reading room is now closed through April 13, 2020. During this time, please visit our website at clements.umich.edu to explore our collections and "ask a librarian" your questions-- we will make every effort to satisfy research requests remotely. We are keeping up-to-date information about hours and events at clements.umich.edu/coronavirus

"Snow Bird (natural size) Niagara March 5 1804," was the simple label given by the artist of this watercolor sketch, British military surgeon Edward Walsh (1756-1832). Access over a dozen paintings by Walsh, and thousands of other visual resources from our collections, in the Clements Library Image Bank: quod.lib.umich.edu/w/wcl1ic?page=index
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We invite you to take a digital dive into our recent exhibit featuring printed rarities in early western Americana at the Clements Library. You can easily browse or read these works online, cover to cover! On each photo of this post, find the HathiTrust link to the full text.

The recent exhibit at the William L. Clements Library was a tribute to antiquarian bookseller and outstanding Americanist William S. Reese (1955-2018), drawing upon Reese's 2017 book "The Best of the West" for its descriptions of the titles on display.
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