Clements Connection - September 2018
Thank you for your interest in and involvement with the Clements Library! Your support makes us a world-class research library in American history. Every year donors are the important link in helping us acquire new materials, conserve our collections for future generations, and produce exceptional programming. Please join our Associates group today through a donation.
Illustrated Manuscripts Project
One of the great joys about working at the William L. Clements Library is that while we preserve historical records and make them accessible for research, we also get to explore and discover the human experience across time. Stories of heartbreak and joy, historical drama and mundane family headaches fill our collections. Sometimes, if we're lucky, the writer will include a drawing to illustrate a point, making that moment all the more vivid to us centuries later.  Read More
September Events
We're very excited to introduce our new Discover Series which will feature in-depth discussions on specific topics with our curators and other experts. Join us next week to learn more about "Using Collections." Our lecture this month will be at the Ross Business School Blau 1580 with free parking after 5pm at the Hill Street parking structure. Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Fenn will speak. Then, we end the month with a new special event "What's in Your Attic?" where we invite you to visit the Clements on a Sunday and bring maps, letters, journals, books, prints, photos, etc. that you might like to show off and discuss with our curators and collector volunteers. All events are free and open to the public, so invite your friends!
Discover Series
Thursday, September 13, 6PM

"Using Collections"
Explore our collections with the curators and learn more about research projects.
Tuesday, September 25, 6PM

Elizabeth Fenn
OAH Distinguished Lecturer
“Sacagawea's Capture and the History of the Early West"
Special Event
Saturday, September 30

"What's In Your Attic?"
Bring in your paper Americana to share or browse the exhibits!
Goodbye Mirlyn!
As we welcome back our students and faculty, we also begin the year with a new library catalog!  In addition to the online catalog, our manuscripts and graphics collections can be searched in greater detail through finding aids. Search the Clements Collections
Fridays at the Clements
Visit our current exhibits on Fridays in the Avenir Foundation Room from 10AM-4PM. Read More

Take a behind-the-scenes tour on select dates!
  • September 7 at 3PM
  • September 21 at 3PM
  • October 5 at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM
We're Hiring!
Thanks to a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation we have a paid internship available for a UM student to research and catalog the Richard Pohrt, Jr. Historic Native American Photograph Collection. Apply Here

We are also hiring an Information Resources Assistant to work with the Graphics Division.
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