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Scrapbook of American History: From the Revolution to the Civil War
Throughout the nineteenth century, Americans from all across the country used scrapbooks as a tool to tell the stories of their lives.  They clipped ticket stubs for shows they enjoyed, portraits and photos of loved ones or pressed flowers from the garden. Often created in groups at scrapping…
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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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Seven Fantasy Classics for Children
What accounts for the persistent power and enchantment of fantastical figures like Cinderella, Alice, Aladdin, and Peter Pan? How have tales about such characters been reworked and reimagined over the years to make them fresh for new audiences in new cultural contexts? Our English 313 class invites…
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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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Reforming the Word: Martin Luther in Context
The late medieval German lands teemed with innovation. Novel forms of piety emerged, the demand for practical learning grew, more universities competed for students, and wealth from both trade and mining transformed social relations. The dissemination of texts and ideas on an industrial scale via…
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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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Jane Austen 1817-2017: A Bicentennial Exhibit
This exhibit honors the bicentennial of the death of the English novelist Jane Austen in 1817. To mark this occasion, we invite you to explore some rare editions of her work, as well as a trove of items that deepen our understanding of both the world that influenced her, and her influence on the…
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Shakespeare on Page and Stage
Our exhibit, Shakespeare on Page and Stage: A Celebration, is a virtual record of the physical exhibit that took place in the Audubon Room of Hatcher January 11-April 27, 2016. As the title playfully suggests, the exhibit is a historical journey through different versions of Shakespeare’s plays as…
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Curiouser and Curiouser!: Exploring Wonderland with Alice
Now long-established as a classic, translated into more than 170 languages, and continually re-interpreted for new generations of readers, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has become a touchstone of childhood in the modern imagination. In celebration of 150 years with Alice, we invite you to explore…
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The Reflection of Technology in Brewing
The University of Michigan Special Collections Library presents a new student-curated project by recent UM School of Information graduate Meg Morrissey. This exhibit uses historical material from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive and the William L. Clements Library to demonstrate the…
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