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Clarke Historical Library

December 2017

Holiday & Spring Hours

The University Libraries will be closed December 21 through January 3, reopening on Thursday, January 4. During the Spring semester, Clarke will be open on the following Saturdays from 9am-noon: Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 17, 24, 31.

Spring Speaker Series

Clarke Library will again host a distinguished roster of speakers on a diverse array of topics. Some are in conjunction with the latest exhibition, (dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability and ability, opening on February 8, while others reflect longstanding Clarke interests. All of the presentations will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Library Auditorium, with a reception following each. The marathon reading will take place in the library's Baber Room. All events are free and open to the public.
Feb. 8 Heidi McKenzie, founder of Alter Ur Ego, a designer of adaptive clothing for people in wheelchairs
Feb. 19 KT Maviglia, former Miss Michigan 2014, shares her inspirational journey with hearing loss
Feb. 21 CMU faculty panel presentation of The International Appeal of Harry Potter
Feb. 22 CMU students, faculty, and staff present a marathon reading of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in over a dozen languages
March 15 Jane Hash, spokesperson and model for Classy Little Fashions, which focuses on clothing for non-standard body types
March 19 Hank Meijer discusses his recently published book: Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century

News & Notes Blog

The latest blog posting features CMU holiday traditions. Check out the fun times through the last century!

Clarke Student Assistant Publishes Poem

Clarke Reading Room assistant Billy Schaber's poem 6-78 was recently published by Central Review, the CMU student literary journal. Billy is a senior political science major and is also working on a certificate in creative writing. The Review publishes prose, poetry, and visual art by CMU undergraduate and graduate students. It is one of many Michigan periodicals found in the collection of the Clarke.

CMU History Major Interns at the Clarke

History major Jake Thompson recently completed a semester long internship at the Clarke Historical Library under the direction of Archivist Marian Matyn. During his internship Jake processed a series of organizational records from the Michigan Division of the Women?s National Farm & Garden Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting agriculture and horticulture. To read more about his experience, visit Jake's blog posting on the Clarke web site.

Tweet Your Vote for the Next Michigan Historic Newspaper to be Available Online

Voting for the annual newspaper digitization grant award will run from January 22-27. The award covers scanning and placing online of up to 9,000 pages of a previously microfilmed Michigan newspaper OR microfilming, scanning, and placing online of up to 4,000 pages of a Michigan newspaper. During the fall, communities from throughout Michigan submitted applications for their projects. Selected as finalists are the communities listed below. Further information about the projects is available on the Clarke web site.
2018 DigMichNews Grant Finalists