Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lecture by Kevin Graffagnino: "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Civil War Collections of the William L. Clements Library," by J. Kevin Graffagnino, June 11, 2012

J. Kevin Graffagnino, Clements Library Director
"Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Civil War Collections of the William L. Clements Library"

Monday, June 11, 2012
7:00 p.m.

On June 11 at 7pm, Kevin Graffagnino will speak on "Our Hearts Were Touched with Fire: The Civil War Collections of the William L. Clements Library."  Kevin's talk will include images of great William L. Clements Library holdings on the Civil War in the areas in which we collect--books, maps, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs and prints.  Although best known for our American Revolution holdings, our Civil War collections are extraordinarily deep.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Library at (734) 764-2347 or visit our website: www.clements.umich.edu.

William L. Clements Library
909 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Reminder: Clements Library Summer Hours Begin May 29

On May 29, the Clements Library starts the summer schedule. Note that the library will be open for research on weekdays until 5:45 pm, except for Fridays. (Thursday evening research hours will resume in the fall.) Public exhibits will be open in the afternoons, Monday through Thursday.

Monday: 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 11:45 am

Great Hall exhibits:
Monday – Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm

You can always find complete information about the Library's hours on our website under Hours & Directions. If you have any questions, please call the Library at (734) 764-2347.

Friday, May 18, 2012

In the News: "Clements Library Takes a Bicentennial Look at War of 1812"

On AnnArbor.com is a review of the current Clements Library exhibit by John Carlos Cantu, titled "Clements Library takes a bicentennial look at War of 1812." The exhibit was curated by Brian L. Dunnigan, Associate Director and Curator of Maps. It features maps, manuscripts, prints, and other artifacts documenting America's "forgotten war." 

For more information about current exhibits, see the Clements Library exhibits page. The War of 1812 exhibit will be open until June 1 in the Main Room of the Clements Library. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

In the News: "Clements Accepts Gift of State's Oldest Photographs"

The May/June 2012 issue of Michigan History Magazine includes an announcement about an important Clements Library acquisition. Clayton Lewis, Curator of Graphic Materials, reports that daguerreotypes of Eber Brock Ward and his family were recently donated to the library. These images, taken in 1842, may be the earliest documented in Michigan.

"Clements Accepts Gift of State's Oldest Photographs," Michigan History Magazine (May/June 2012, p. 7).