Library Closed Friday, July 21st

The library will be closed during the Art Fair on Friday, July 21st.

Please visit us on another Friday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM to view our exhibits and learn more about Mr. Clements and his magnificent library. 
New Student Highlights
Morgan Fenton
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Intern in the Graphics Division

Year: Senior
School: Literature, Science and the Arts
Major: History

Q: What do you hope to contribute to the Clements?
A: I hope to positively contribute to the Clements' DEI initiative by providing researchers online accessibility to graphics materials here at the Clements that depict images of underrepresented peoples.

Fun Fact: Morgan is on the leadership team for MUSIC Matters and is the president of the University of Michigan History Club..
Allie Scholten
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Intern in the Manuscripts Division

Year: Senior
School: Literature, Science and the Arts
Major: History of Art

Q: What do you hope to contribute to the Clements?
A: Through my work at the Clements I hope to increase accessibility and awareness of some really unique pieces in the collection, looking at history through personal narratives.

Fun Fact: This past summer Allie studied at Oxford University, and hopes to move back there in the future. 
Upcoming Events and Lectures
Mary Pedley: Introduction to Mapping in the Enlightenment

Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery 
Tuesday, August 29 
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM  - Lecture 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Exhibit Viewing 

Join Mary Pedley, Clements Adjunct Map Curator, as she discusses the current exhibit, Mapping in the Enlightenment.  After the lecture there will be time to view the exhibit at the Clements.  Guests will have an opportunity to see one of only seven known copies of Cassini's Planisphere Terrestre (circular world map).

This exhibit aims to show the connections between the Enlightenment's search for answers to scientific questions, innovative mapping practices, and the interest and participation of the general public in the discussion and debate that these topics and maps elicited.

Register   here .
Upcoming Tours
Join us on a tour to explore the newly renovated, award winning library.  Please register by selecting a link below.

Events Highligh t
Omohundro Conference

Attendees of the 23rd Annual Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Conference, hosted by the Department of History at the University of Michigan, visited the Clements to learn more about the Library and its collections. 
Clements Library Adjunct Map Curator, Mary Pedley, and Curator of Maps, Brian Dunnigan, also participated in discussions on 18th century cartography and mapping and special practices used in Early America.

Other Exhibits Featuring the Clements Library
200 Years Young: Detroit and the University of Michigan
Presented by the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office.

On Exhibit from July 15 - October 8, 2017

The Clements has two early grammar books on display as part of the bicentennial exhibit.  These volumes were among  those utilized by the first instructors and students at the University of Michigan, according to the early records of the University.

Find more information regarding the exhibit here.

A Look into the Library
The Tea Room - 1961
The Tea Room
A long standing Clements Library tradition begins each day at ten o'clock in the Avenir Foundation Room when a staff member rings a miniature liberty bell, thus announcing tea time. At the ring of the bell, researchers are invited to head to the downstairs Tea Room for a refreshment of tea or coffee.This Clements tradition serves as an opportunity for researchers to discuss their work and get to know the staff and fellow researchers.
The Tea Room - Today
The Tea Room is located on the ground level of the library, and houses a few historical gems of its own, such as a corner cabinet made by President Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, as a wedding gift for his daughter Sarah in 1826. Sarah married into the Grigsby family and this cabinet was handed down until purchased by University regent Roscoe Bonisteel in the 1960s.
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