Clements Library staff honors and celebrates Dave Tinder and his family and friends who have contributed to the David V. Tinder Collection of Michigan Photography. Clayton Lewis offers his comments and a slide presentation. Clayton Lewis is Curator of Graphic Materials where he oversees the Clements' collection of historical prints, photographs, artwork, illustrated sheet music, ephemera, and other visual materials.
Access the follow-up resources from the program: https://conta.cc/39XX8PI In this virtual presentation, Curator of Manuscripts Cheney J. Schopieray discusses one of the Clements Library’s greatest treasures, the treasonous correspondence of Revolutionary War hero and turncoat Benedict Arnold. This discussion explores the details of Arnold’s treason, the contents and methods of his clandestine correspondence, and his effectiveness as an informant.
Rebecca Scott, U-M Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law and co-author of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, explores the itinerary of one woman – Adélaïde Métayer/Durand – whose journey in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution illuminates the thin line between slavery and freedom. As she moved from one jurisdiction to another, Adélaïde’s status crossed and re-crossed that…
Ideas about animals as family members have continued to evolve throughout history. In this lecture presented by the Clements Library, Dr. Katherine Grier examines the roles pets have played in the 19th and 20th century. She is the author of “Pets in America: A History” (2006), the first book to examine how past Americans lived with animals in their homes. Dr. Grier is director of the Museum Studies Program and professor in the Department of History, University of Delaware, where she…
A Virtual Lecture presented by the Clements Library and the Michigan Photographic Historical Society Since the nation’s founding, Americans have used images to define political power and gender roles. Popular pictures praised male political leaders, while cartoons mocked women who sought rights. In the mid-nineteenth century, women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony challenged these powerful norms by distributing engraved and photographic portraits that…
In this episode of the Clements Bookworm, Martha H. Kennedy (Curator of popular and applied graphic art, Library of Congress) discusses her book Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists in conversation with graphic novelist Phoebe Gloeckner (Associate Professor, U-M Stamps School of Art & Design). Books and resources discussed in the program are listed at: https://conta.cc/3mxmabc.The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which panelists and featured guests discuss…
In this episode of the Clements Bookworm, Curator of Graphics Clayton Lewis and collector/archivist Kevin Hugh Lynch discuss one of the premier private collections of sheet music, the Lynch Archives (https://www.firstepoch.com). Kevin highlights some of his favorite rare and unique music title-pages in his collection, as well as many depictions of women. Books and resources discussed in the program are listed at: https://conta.cc/3kxsIGm.The Clements Bookworm is a webinar series in which…
Drawing on his new book Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution (which he largely researched at the Clements Library), Dr. John McCurdy explains how the colonists made room for redcoats by reimagining places like home, city, and empire. They insisted on a right to privacy in their houses and civilian control of troops stationed in their cities, both of which they achieved through the Quartering Act. McCurdy also explores how protests by the Sons…
Keith R. Widder, author and former curator of history for Mackinac State Historic Parks explores how early alliances among the British and Indians in the Michilimackinac borderland prevented the Ojibwe attack at Michilimackinac on June 1763 from igniting more violence against the British.
2021 March 23, "Digitization and…
2021 March 23, "Digitization and Cartographic Research" - Part 3/3, History of Cartography Virtual Discover Series
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2021 March 9, "The Building Blocks for…
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2021 May 5, Aston Gonzalez, "Visualizing…
2021 May 5, Aston Gonzalez, "Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century"
2021 April 22, Serena Zabin, "The Boston…
2021 April 22, Serena Zabin, "The Boston Massacre: A Family History"
2021 Feb. 24, Tour of “Bending…
2021 Feb. 24, Tour of “Bending Lines,” a digital exhibition on persuasive maps at the Leventhal Map & Education Center
2021 December 17, Bookworm #38 – Readings…
2021 December 17, Bookworm #38 – Readings that have influenced Clements Staff
2021 November 19, Bookworm #37 – Native…
2021 November 19, Bookworm #37 – Native American Boarding Schools as a Tool of U.S. Empire (Veronica Pasfield)
2021 October 15, Bookworm #36 – Book Fairs…
2021 October 15, Bookworm #36 – Book Fairs 101: the hunt and the hype