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Discovering a Forgery: Jupiter's Real Moons and U-M's Fake Galileo Manuscript

We are pleased to invite you to a panel regarding the discovery of the forgery of our Galileo manuscript: October 6, @7:00 pm. Hosted by the U-M Detroit Observatory in Ann Arbor, Nick Wilding (Georgia State University) and Pablo Alvarez (University of Michigan Library) will be discussing various aspects surrounding this extraordinary document, including its alleged historical significance, the fascinating process establishing it as a 20th-century fake, and the lessons that we can all learn from...
September 29, 2022
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Notes from Asia Library
Open for Business, Finally: The Oka Tadoku Room, Asia Library

I’m delighted to be able to announce, finally, that all of Asia Library is open for use. Our hours are the same as those of Hatcher Library. Asia Library has undergone a significant renovation: the creation of the Mayumi and Masao Oka Tadoku Room.
September 12, 2022
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Beyond the Reading Room
Special Collections After Hours | A Perfect Pairing

Join the Special Collections Research Center next Tuesday (13 September) at 4 pm (Eastern) for our first After Hours virtual open house of the term with the curators of A Perfect Pairing!
September 6, 2022
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Lost in the Stacks
The Dead Cry Justice by Rosemary Simpson

In this mystery, one of a series set in Gilded Age New York, Prudence MacKenzie, a judge's daughter turned detective, and Geoffrey Hunter, a former Pinkerton agent, search for two missing children--a brother and sister--in the streets of New York. They learn that the missing girl has been sold into prostitution, and, with the help of historical figures such as Jacob Riis and Nellie Bly, attempt to rescue the children. The book paints a detailed portrait of life in New York in the 1890s,...
September 2, 2022
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Beyond the Reading Room
Special Collections After Hours: Fall 2022

We are excited to continue our After Hours open houses this semester, online and in person! Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 4 pm for an encounter with our collections.
September 2, 2022
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Beyond the Reading Room
Remembering Janice Bluestein Longone

Culinary historian and Adjunct Curator Janice Bluestein Longone passed away on August 3, 2022 at the age of 89. Jan was the principal donor and driving force behind the formation of the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive, the culmination of a life-long interest in culinary history that she shared with her husband Dan Longone, University of Michigan Chemistry Professor Emeritus.
September 1, 2022
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Lost in the Stacks
August Books Picks

Happy August! It’s that time of year– back to school. While starting or resuming school can lead to feelings from being worried to being excited, it’s a phase of change for everyone involved. We want to recommend books that have characters that are also going through huge changes and having their coming of age moments. While you read and cheer them on, make sure you cheer yourself on and care for your wellness as you are transitioning. We wish you a fantastic school year– Go Blue!
August 22, 2022
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