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Traveling Libraries Exhibit

Shapiro Science Library and the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library

In honor of the LSA Museums Theme Year and as part of the Traveling Libraries Exhibits, the Shapiro Science Library and the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library (AAEL) are proud to feature books from our collections that highlight cultural institutions around the world. At AAEL, a display of Science books features museums topics relating to natural history and zoology, such as Dry Store Room No. 1: The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum. At Science, AAEL books highlighting the art and architecture of museums are on display, for example, The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum. Many other titles are included at both libraries, and all may be checked out at any time.

The Science Library is located on the third and fourth floors of the Shapiro building, central campus, on South University Ave. The Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library is located in the Duderstadt Center, north campus, near Pierpont Commons at the corner of Bonisteel and Murfin.

Traveling Libraries Exhibits highlight the print collections of the University of Michigan Libraries, displaying books both old and new. These displays are in locations where the books would normally not be found, and expose readers to new information in unexpected places. Please send questions or comments to the Science Library Events and Exhibits coordinator Rebecca Hill at rebehill@umich.edu.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

February 2009 - March 2010

Economy in Crisis, 1974-75

Economy in Crisis, 1974-75

This exhibit, drawn primarily from the archival collections of the Ford Presidential Library, looks inside the White House as it faced an economic, national security, and energy crisis 35 years ago. There is a strong déjà vu element, with the Shah of Iran's oil wealth and interest in nuclear power, Arkansas congressional candidate Bill Clinton's economic proposals, and President Ford's television address on stimulus spending and budget deficits.

Co-curated by David Horrocks, Supervisory Archivist, Ford Presidential Library, and Bettina Demetz, Exhibits Designer, Ford Presidential Museum

For further information, visit: http://www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov

Clements Library

March 1 - June 4, 2010

American Encounters: Sources for the Study of Native-American History at the Clements Library

American Encounters

Wm. Penn's Peace Treaty with the Indians
Chromolithograph, printed by Kurz & Allison, Chicago: [late 19th century].

Monday-Friday 1:00 - 4:45pm, or by appointment.

American Encounters highlights the great range and depth of the Clements Library's collections related to Native American history. The exhibit features items drawn from many areas of the collection, including books, maps, manuscripts, prints, and photographs, which document over four centuries of history. These artifacts illustrate different types of cultural encounters over the course of American history and feature some of the library's greatest strengths. Included are printed accounts of early encounters between indigenous peoples and European explorers, manuscripts and maps that record a long history of warfare and diplomacy, wampum and trade silver, peace medals, portraits of native leaders, and photographs of Indian schools.

This exhibit is intended to highlight sources for further study, which we hope will enhance inquiry and scholarship on the University of Michigan campus and elsewhere. Much research is still to be done with these materials. The Native American experience is central to an understanding of American history as a whole.

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