INTRODUCING PAUL ERICKSON
Questions & Answers with Clements Library Director Paul J. Erickson
One month on the job, Paul Erickson answers a few questions about his background, research interests, and what is most exciting to him about leading the Clements Library at this time. Read the article.

Follow the Clements Library on Instagram to hear about Paul’s discoveries as he gets to know the Clements!
EVENTS THIS MONTH
Lecture: John G. McCurdy, "Quartering the British Army in Revolutionary America"
Tuesday, February 11, 5:30pm
Tauber Colloquium (Kresge Hall), Ross School of Business - Register
In the decades before the Revolution, British soldiers were a common sight in America. They lived in private houses in Trenton, marched up Broadway in New York, and came to blows with colonists in Boston. What was it like to live in this world?

Drawing on his new book, EMU Professor John McCurdy explains how American colonists responded to the presence of British soldiers. Protests and confrontations caused the civilian-martial comity to unravel such that Americans ultimately declared the “quartering of large bodies of armed troops among us” to be a reason for independence.
Pop-up Exhibit: Love Letters & Romance in the Archives
Friday, February 14, 10am to 4pm
Townshend Room, Clements Library
The rich collections at the Clements Library teem with love letters and romance of all kinds. Come swoon with us as we share examples of Americans expressing their love in the past. The pop-up exhibit features materials dating from the 18th to the 20th century, including handmade and printed valentines, manuscript letters filled with kisses, and published courtship guides. 
Clements Library General Tours

Friday, Feb. 14, 11am - Register

Friday, Feb. 28, 11am - Register
Public Open Hours - Avenir Foundation Room Exhibits

Fridays 10am - 4pm
MORE TO LOVE
Americana Sampler: Selections from the William L. Clements Library
Exhibition now open at the U-M Rogel Cancer Center - Gifts of Art Gallery
(Connector Alcove, Level 2, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor)
Open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, through December 31, 2020.

Collection highlights include handsome artwork, compelling manuscripts, and printed resources with geographical connections spanning from the Caribbean to the Great Lakes.
New Finding Aids: June – December 2019: Brief summaries highlight 20 selected collections that are now described online and may be requested for use in the reading room.
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