William L. Clements Library


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 clementsevents@umich.edu or phone 734-647-0864.

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Brown Bag Lecture Series

Aaron Graham
"Imperial State Formation in Britain and America, 1754-83"

Wednesday, April 23
Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Stephen S. Clark Library, 2nd Floor
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

Aaron Graham is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and Junior Research Fellow in History at Jesus College, Oxford, where he received his DPhil in 2012.

Dr. Graham is using the Gage, Clinton and Shelburne papers at the Clements to study how successive British commanders-in chief used finance and corruption in the British North Atlantic between 1754 and 1783 to try to build stable imperial state structures.

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.

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36th Annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair

Sunday, May 18, 2014
11:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Michigan Union Ballroom, 2nd Floor
530 S. State St.

Admission: $5

Plan now to come out to see some 40 booksellers, map and print dealers gathered in one location. You will find first editions, old and collectible books, literature, children’s books, Americana, prints and more.

Selections from a recent acquisition of military correspondence from General Henry Burbeck (1754-1848) will be on display at the Clements Library booth at the Book Fair. This collection of over 1,200 letters and documents relates to Burbeck's career as an artillery officer from the 1790s to the 1830s. This is one of the most significant groupings of American fort plans discovered in the last 50 years.

For more information, please visit Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair.

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Frank Boles
Director of Central Michigan University's Clarke Historical Library
"The Collections of the Clarke Historical Library"

September 23, 2014

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.

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