William L. Clements Library

Past Exhibits

Boarding the Chesapeake

RECENT ACQUISITIONS: Building on the Clements Collections
March 4 - July 12, 2013

At the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library: Proclaiming Emancipation: Slavery and Freedom in the Era of the Civil War October 15, 2012 - February 18, 2013

At the University of Michigan Museum of Art: Benjamin West: General Wolfe and the Art of Empire September 22, 2012 - January 13, 2013

At the University of Michigan Museum of Art: Discovering Eighteenth-Century British America: The William L. Clements Library Collection September 22, 2012 - January 13, 2013

Murder Most Foul: Homicide in Early America. June 11 — October 5, 2012

"So Once Were We": Death in Early America. October 17, 2011 — February 17, 2012

The Games We Played: Sports in Nineteenth Century America. June 13, 2011 — October 7, 2011

Opening Guns: The First Year of Civil War. February 28 - June 3, 2011

Sugar in the Atlantic World: Trade and Taste. October 18, 2010 - February 18, 2011

Fine Tuning a Great Collection: The How and Why of Recent Acquisitions. June 14—October 8, 2010

American Encounters: Sources for the Study of Native American History at the Clements Library. March 4, 2010 – June 10, 2010

Reframing the Color Line: Race and the Visual Culture of the Atlantic World. October 19, 2009 – February 19, 2010

1759: Britain’s Year of Victories. June 8, 2009 - October 9, 2009

500 Years of American Grapes and Wines: The Literature of a Remarkable Journey. February 16, 2009 – May 29, 2009

Abraham Lincoln—Thirty Items from the Clements Library Collection. February 16, 2009 - March 23, 2009

Idealized America in the Illustrated County Atlas. October 16, 2008 – February 6, 2009

The Old Girl Network: Charity Cookbooks and the Empowerment of Women. June 2, 2008 - October 3, 2008

Niagara: From Obstacle to Attraction. February 11, 2008 – May 30, 2008

Growth and Evolution of the Clements Library, 1903 to 2007. June 11, 2007 – February 1, 2008

A TO Z: An Alphabet of Regional and Ethnic Culinary Traditions. March 26, 2007 – June 1, 2007

Elegant to Eccentric: Bindings from the Main Room of the William L. Clements Library. January 8, 2007 – March 20, 2007

Shakespeare's Worlds in Maps. October 2, 2006 – December 22, 2006

Patriotic Fare: Bunker Hill Pickles, Abe Lincoln Tomatoes, Washington Crisps, and Uncle Sam Apples—Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin as Advertising Pitchmen. July 5, 2006 – September 29, 2006

Colonial Photography—Viewfinder on the Past. February 27, 2006 – June 30, 2006

The Longone Culinary Archive: A Dedication Selection. May 16, 2005 – September 30, 2005

One Man's War: The World War II Sketches of Jack Keenan. February 28, 2005 – May 6, 2005

The Popular American Magazine. October 11, 2004 – February 25, 2005

The Iceman Cometh . . . and Goeth. June 8, 2004 – October 1, 2004

Creatures Great and Small: Americans’ Love Affair with Animals. June 8, 2003 – September 26, 2003

George Washington: Getting to Know the Man Behind the Image. February 24, 2003 – June 6, 2003 and May 8, 2004 – June 4, 2004

Benjamin F. Brown and the Circus in America. September 30, 2002 – February 21, 2003

Summer Paradise: The Role of Railway and Steamboat Lines in Promoting Vacation Travel. June 3, 2002 – September 27, 2002.

A Map Collector’s Collection: Early Printed Cartography from the Gift of Mr. & Mrs. William G. Earle. February 18, 2002 – May 31, 2002

Detroit’s 300 Years: Four Landmarks in the Collections of the Clements Library. July 2, 2001 – February 15, 2002

Dictionaries in Early America. April 30, 2001 – June 22, 2001

George Washington, Man and Monument: An Exhibit Exploring Events that Define a Life and Created an American Icon. February 22, 2001 – April 27, 2001

The Jefferson-Hamilton Debates. December 12, 2000 – February 16, 2001

From the Cradle to the Grave: Sources for Women’s History in the Clements Library. October 2, 2000 – December 8, 2000

May the Best Man Win: Presidential Politics with Song. July 7, 2000 – September 29, 2000

The Broadside. April 17, 2000 – June 30, 2000

The Panama Canal. December 1, 1999 – April 14, 2000

My Favorite Things: Treasures of Graphic Art in the Clements Library. 1999

The Lay of the Land: Topographical Drawing in America, 1700-1860. June 1, 1998 – August 28, 1998

Manuscript Treasures of the Clements Library. April 1, 1998 – May 31, 1998