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Clarke Historical Library

June 2021

Library Reopens to Walk-In Visitors

Clarke Historical Library is scheduled to reopen to walk-in visitors on July 6. This means we can welcome walk-in visitors to both view our exhibit and conduct research during regular library hours (M-F 9-5)! Capacity caps still apply, but generally appointments won't be needed for small groups. For researchers, appointments are still helpful, but not required. We're looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new visitors back in the library soon.

Current Exhibition: Michigan Foodways

Our current exhibition, Michigan Foodways: Exploring History through Memories of Food, is available for in-person viewing, by appointment through July 2 and for drop in visits beginning July 6. The exhibition features books and manuscripts from Clarke's collection, ranging from contemporary, national titles like Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating to historical and unexpected ones such as the Vegetarian Cook Book by Benton Harbor's House of David. A digital version of the exhibition can be found online. The exhibition is expected to remain on display into 2022.

New Content Added to Newspaper Database

Nearly 20 years of the Vassar Pioneer Times has been added to Clarke's online DigMichNews collection. First, hard copy issues from 1988-2005 were microfilmed by Clarke, then the microfilm was scanned, digitized, and edited. The resulting database contains approximately 15,000 pages of Vassar history! Check on the Clarke's DigMichNews website to find the issues of Vassar Pioneer Times. Other Michigan titles will be added throughout the year.

Vacationing with the Hemingways

In the Ken Burns/Lynn Novik documentary, Hemingway, aired on PBS earlier this year, the filmmakers explored the importance of the Hemingways? Michigan vacations in the formation of Ernest?s writing career. Learn more about the Hemingways' vacations around Little Traverse Bay and how the Clarke built a world-class Hemingway collection in the three installments of WCMU?s ?Let?s Go Back? featuring stories from the Clarke Historical Library.