William L. Clements Library
Upcoming Exhibits and Events
The Library is not currently offering exhibits.
Due to the Clements Library’s renovation, the Clements Library 2014 Events and Lecture series will be held at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery, Room 100.
All lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 734-647-0864.
Director of Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library
"The Collections of the Clarke Historical Library"
To be rescheduled
Former Bentley Historical Library archivist and School of Information archival administration instructor Frank Boles will lecture on the special collections at the Clarke Historical Library as well as his experience during the Clarke's 1999 expansion and renovation project.
The Clarke Historical Library holdings focus on:
- The history of Michigan and the Old Northwest Territory
- Published works that shaped the minds of young children, including both educational texts and children's fiction
- The history of Central Michigan University
For more information please visit the Clarke Historical Library.
Professor of History and American Culture, University of Michigan
"The Blanket Truth: Stories of Smallpox in Early American Indian History"
Tuesday, March 18
Were smallpox blankets a weapon of war? How did Indians and settlers tie smallpox to the battlefield? Dowd looks for the truth about smallpox in early American history.
Founder's Day Lecture
Author and Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
"The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire"
Wednesday, April 2
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Stephen S. Clark Library, 2nd Floor
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
These informal 30 minute lectures focus on current research being conducted at the Clements Library. Feel free to bring your lunch; we'll provide beverages and cookies.
"Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in 19th-Century America"
Tuesday, February 25
Assistant Professor of History at the University of Oregon, Haynes is studying the correspondence of abolitionist and moral reformers such as Angelina and Sarah Grimke.