Virtual Discover Series: The Treasonous Correspondence of Benedict Arnold
Wednesday, Dec 9 at 4pm EST
One of the Clements' greatest treasures is the treasonous correspondence of Revolutionary War hero and turncoat Benedict Arnold, from our Henry Clinton Papers. In this program, Manuscripts Curator Cheney J. Schopieray will explore the details of Arnold’s infamous treason, the contents and methods of his clandestine correspondence, and his effectiveness as an informant. Register.
Research Services Update
The Clements Library is now open by appointment only for U-M faculty, students, and staff. Learn how to make an appointment.For all researchers, we are happy to schedule a video consultation instead of a visit to the library. Please email email@example.com to set up a consultation.
This post (the second in a three-part series by Clements Library Intern Jonathan Quint) uses James Sterling’s letter book to enter the world of early 1760s Detroit. Sterling’s relationships with local French and Native communities were often fraught but ultimately central to his commercial and social success. "Though only fragmentary evidence survives," writes Quint, "it is clear that enslaved people, Black and Native, formed part of Sterling’s work force."
The James Sterling Letter Book was recently digitized in full and is now accessible online.
Gift a Personalized Tribute this Holiday Season
Honor a special person or event in a lasting way through our Adopt a Piece of History program! Your support strengthens our collections by helping with acquisitions, conservation, and other Clements Library priorities.
Your gift will be acknowledged via a virtual bookplate. Digital bookplates are flexible and can bear the name of the individual being honored or remembered, as well as the name of the thoughtful donor.
Extraordinary materials needing your support have just been added to our website!Be among the first to explore making a gift through this virtual commemorative program in the upcoming holiday season. Just a few examples:
Assorted manuscripts and visual materials from the papers of James V. Mansfield, prominent spiritualist.
A number of delightful books, such as How to Become a Successful Engineer (1882).
Opportunities to support the Conservation of the Henry Clinton papers (1736-1850) at various levels.
The Search After Happiness (1811), printed by Lydia R. Bailey, a woman printer in Philadelphia.
Recently Clements staff met virtually with two 2020 Fellowship recipients working to further their research with our materials, despite not being able to travel to Ann Arbor at this time. This image shows our team learning via Zoom about the projects of Price Fellow Nora Slonimsky and our first-ever Digital Fellow Lauren Davis. We are delighted that technology and digital access make it possible for us to continue supporting innovative research with Clements Library collections.
Save the Date
Giving Tuesday is just around the corner—mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 1!
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform the world. We are excited to reach out soon and encourage our community to come together in giving to support student work at the Clements Library.