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History of the William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center At The University of Michigan
This virtual exhibit is organized by the University of Michigan Library and William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center at the University of Michigan. The exhibit is part of the 50 year anniversary of the Center and was funded by the University of Michigan Library’s Research and Creative Projects…
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Black Action Movement (BAM I, BAM II, BAM III), Hashtag Being Black at University of Michigan (#BBUM0), Humanities, Student Protests, William Monroe Trotter, William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center
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What Debate? What Democracy? Expanding the Terms of Public Discourse
Elections and the candidate debates that precede them are lauded as a time-honored tradition of American democracy, allowing for the free and open exchange of ideas and the ability of the public to have a voice in our governance. Yet many public voices have repeatedly questioned the efficacy of…
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Sacred Hands
It seems appropriate to use the term "sacred" to describe the hands that copied the manuscripts containing the texts of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. However, the meaning of this word transcends the conventional limits of the religious sphere. "Sacred" can also…
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Connect the Dots: Collective Interpretations of the U-M Library Collections
The U-M Library collections contain not only manuscripts, journals, and electronic resources but a variety of objects and visual collections. Our very first purchase in 1838 was John James Audubon’s Birds of America. Many of our visual collections are digitized and on virtual display through digital…
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Written Culture of Christian Egypt: Coptic Manuscripts from the University of Michigan Collection
The dry climate of the Egyptian desert offers an ideal environment for the preservation of ancient artifacts. As the sands of Egypt have preserved numerous Coptic manuscripts, the transmission of the literary heritage of Egyptian Christians can be documented fairly well from its beginning in the 4th…
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Marks in Books
In this exhibit, the term "marks" refers to physical elements that have been added to manuscripts and early printed books throughout time, that is, from the instance when they were being made until they arrived to our shelves. Mostly, these marks were not intended by the authors, scribes and…
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The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet
As the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, 2017 presents an opportunity to explore the historical milieu in which her characters lived. The 1790s-1810s was a tumultuous time period in Britain, encompassing the French revolution and subsequent Napoleonic Wars, the fight to abolish the slave…
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Creating a Campus: A Cartographic Celebration of U-M's Bicentennial
Welcome to Creating a Campus: A Cartographic Celebration of U-M’s Bicentennial. In honor of the University of Michigan’s 200th birthday in 2017, this exhibit presents the story of the evolution of the campus, from before its establishment in Ann Arbor to 1963. Drawing on maps, plans, photos and…
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An Artful Life: The Colored Lantern Slides of Anna Caulfield McKnight
This exhibit presents an extraordinary portion of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library's Lantern Slide Collection. The Caulfield McKnight collection includes almost 2,700 slides of historical artworks, architecture, landmarks, landscapes, and homes from around the world. It dates to the…
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Storied Acquisitions: Highlights from the University of Michigan Library Collections
In celebration of the University’s bicentennial, this exhibit showcases treasures from a variety of collecting areas and explores the stories behind the development of some of our most distinctive collections. From Audubon’s Birds of America, the first book acquired for the Library, to more recent…
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