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Clarke Historical Library

October 2017

Two Speaker Events Hosted by Clarke in October

This month saw two guest speakers visit the CMU campus as part of the Clarke's ongoing Speaker Series. Detroit Historical Society senior curator Joel Stone presented Remembering the Detroit Rebellion. This year the Detroit Historical Museum mounted the landmark Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibit and Joel's presentation discussed how the far ranging exhibition came together. Further information about the presentation can be found in Frank Boles's blog about the event. Filmmakers Alan Headbloom and Charles K. Campbell both presented videos. Headbloom's screening was a documentary telling of the Newcomer Legacy: A Vietnamese-American Story in West Michigan while Campbell's film dramatized a slave escape from 1853 Boone County, Kentucky, using the Underground Railroad and was based on actual events.

Busy Month for Clarke Bloggers

October was a busy month for the News and Notes blog, with 10 new entries posted. In addition to Speaker Series postings by Director Frank Boles, CMU homecoming history and traditions were well covered by Digital Archivist Bryan Whitledge. Also, Archivist Marian Matyn has new postings to her personal blog Archivist Rising.

125th Anniversary Exhibition Ongoing

Stop by and visit the Clarke exhibition galleries and catch up on CMU history! The current show opened in September to coincide with the actual anniversary and the show remains ongoing. Those outside the Mount Pleasant area can catch the comprehensive timeline now posted online.

Clarke Digital Archivist Featured in Morning Sun Article

A recent Mount Pleasant Morning Sun article featured Digital Archivist Bryan Whitledge as a CMU history detective. The article quotes CMU Alumni Relations executive director Marcie Otteman commenting on the success of his research and includes an anecdote about his CMU research beyond the walls of the library.

The Michigan Historical Review: New Fall Issue

The latest issue of the Review features articles about the Au Sable River Lumberman's Monument as well as Maltese migrants to Detroit early in the 20th century. Additionally there is an article about the destruction of a Detroit River idol in the 17th century, as well as a number of book reviews. On the topic of CMU's 125th anniversary, Assistant Editor Susan Paton has contributed a selected bibliography. Issues and subscriptions are available by contacting the MHR office.

DigMichNews Grant Deadline Fast Approaching

Libraries and historical societies from throughout Michigan have the opportunity to apply for grant funding to digitize their historic newspaper collections. This year's deadline is November 3. The application and rules are available online. This grant is made possible by the Robert and Susan Clarke Endowment.

Fall Saturday Hours

Clarke Historical Library is open Monday to Friday from 9-5. During the Fall semester, the library is also open on Saturdays in October and November from 9-noon. Hours are always posted on the University Libraries web site.