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Upcoming Events and Lectures

Alan Taylor: Transforming the Continent: Natives, Settlers, Empires, and States

Robertson Auditorium, Ross School of Business
Thursday, October 19
Lecture: 6:30PM - 8:00PM

Join Alan Taylor as he discusses his book, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804. Taylor will examine the way we think about the American Revolution and provide a fresh portrayal of the events surrounding our nation's founding. 

Books will be available for purchase.

Register here.

Brown Bag - Katie LaPlant: David Bates Douglass Papers

William L. Clements Library
Tuesday, November 14
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Upton Fellow and graduate student, Katie LaPlant will share her work processing more than 600 new manuscript additions to the David Bates Douglass Papers. These materials provide a glimpse of an early nineteenth-century American family.

"Getting to work with the David Bates Douglass Papers has helped deepen my understanding of the ways that librarians, information technology specialists, and archivists shape historical work. For example, as a historian who always incorporates gender and class in my scholarship, I could use those skills to identify elements of gender and class within the overall collection, thus showing how much broader the collection is in its scope. Therefore, one of the most important aspects of this experience, for me, was learning the significance of bringing diverse people and skills to the work of organizing and preserving the objects that connect us to the the past, and that make up the material historians use for its interpretation."

-Katie LaPlant

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Clements Exhibits
Exhibit hours: Fridays 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Mapping in the Enlightenment -
Ends October 27.

This exhibit uses examples from the Clements Library collection to tell the story of creating, distributing, and using maps during the 18th century. Plan a visit to the Clements Library to catch a glimpse of the exhibit before it closes. 

New Exhibit on Display - November 3, 2017
The Pioneer Americanists

The Pioneer Americanists: Early Collectors, Dealers, and Bibliographers is a captivating look at the lives and careers of eight generations of outstanding Americanists prior to 1900.

It features books, manuscripts and pictorial material about White Kennett, Isaiah Thomas, James Lenox, Joseph Sabin, John Carter Brown, Lyman Copeland Draper, George Brinley Jr., and the other noteworthy specialists who created and nurtured the Americana field from the late seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Rarities from the remarkable collections of the Clements Library help provide a panoramic window on the early story of Americana appreciation, collecting and description. Anyone with a professional or avocational interest in antiquarian Americana will find The Pioneer Americanists a fascinating treasury of information, enlightenment and inspiration.
Student Highlight
Corey Schmidt
Joyce Bonk Assistant in the Book Department

School: School of Information
Program: Digital Archives and Library Science/Preservation

How he became interested in the Clements Library:
Corey's interest for Library science was sparked through previous museum internships and working in the archives at his local community college.

Currently working on:
Digitizing prints from the Graphics Division.

Goals for work at the Clements:
Corey is excited to engage in this new experience and develop a thorough knowledge of the digitization process. Moreover, Corey hopes to integrate the ideas gained from his classes in his work while simultaneously aiding the staff, researchers and library as a whole.

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