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Clarke Historical Library

May 2016

Upcoming Speakers

The Clarke will be hosting two speakers in May and June. On Tuesday, May 17, award-winning father and son team of photographers, Todd and Brad Reed, will introduce their work and display samples of their photography through an extended visual presentation. Afterward, they will be happy to answer questions from the audience. Their volume Tuesdays with Todd and Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute was recognized in 2014 as a Michigan Notable Book. The project began on January 3, 2012, when the pair began a weekly journey each Tuesday throughout Michigan capturing the beauty that the state offered. Their newest book, Wednesdays in the Mitten continues this tradition.

Three weeks later, on Wednesday, June 8, we welcome Richard Fleming, author of Wetzel, a historical fiction novel based on Lewis Wetzel. Wetzel came of age near the end of the Revolutionary War and was an important participant in the long war between the Woodland Indian Nations and the settlers of western Pennsylvania, western Virginia, and Kentucky. Although historical fiction, the novel is based on fact, and traces Wetzel's life over a period of more than twenty years. After forty-two years as a professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri, the University of Memphis, and Central Michigan University, Richard Fleming retired and began to indulge a lifelong love of history. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Both presentations begin at 7:00 pm. A reception in the Clarke Historical Library will follow each event. If you would like further information or need accommodations, please contact the Clarke ( or 989-774-3352)

Native Treaties ? Shared Rights Traveling Exhibit Available

Our current exhibit, Native Treaties ? Shared Rights (available through September 2016) has a traveling component that is available to libraries, historical societies, and other educational and cultural institutions. The traveling exhibit consists of six 33? wide X 85? high roll-up panels. We are also providing each host site with 50 printed copies of the educational exhibit brochure and we are making a speaker available who will come to your institution at no cost to lead a discussion about treaties and treaty rights.

If you represent an institution that would be interested in hosting this exhibit, click on this link to view PDFs of the six panels as well as a 16-page brochure that will accompany the exhibit. If you know of an institution that might be interested, please share this excellent opportunity with them.

This exhibit is made possible in part thanks to a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

The Clarke also makes other exhibits available to libraries, museums, and cultural institutions, such as Ernest Hemingway in Michigan, the history of photography, and the history of Michigan newspapers. For more information about these, visit the Clarke website or contact us - or 989-774-3352

?Reflections from the Clarke? Newsletter Now Available

The Clarke?s printed newsletter, Reflections from the Clarke (Volume 38), is now available. If you would like to view a PDF copy of the latest newsletter or you would like to view past Reflections from the Clarke newsletters, visit our Newsletter Archives. And while you are there, check out our archives of E-Newsletters.

Recent Social Media Posts

The Clarke News and Notes blog has recently featured some intriguing posts. Read more about our International Children?s Book Read-In event or find out more about our ?new? 16 mm film projectors. You can also find out about the Clarke?s newest Governing Board member, Jack Dempsey

On our Facebook page and Twitter feed, we shared all sorts of great images and information. Check out our celebration of Children?s Book Week with two different copies of Anne of Green Gables, a great postcard of Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan, an adorable image of fawns being fed in Northern Michigan, and a great look inside the CMU Student Activity Center in 1991.

Stay up with the latest from the Clarke by checking in with the News and Notes blog or following our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Clarke Hours

The Clarke is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for you to view our exhibit or for us to assist you with your research. We will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. You can view a calendar of our hours (and the hours of the rest of the CMU Libraries units) on this new CMU Libraries site.