- Date & Time
- September 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
- Location Information
- Clements Library 2014 Lectures
- Event Type
Award-winning investigative journalist Michael Blanding told the true-life story of map-dealer-turned-criminal E. Forbes Smiley III in his book The Map Thief. Blanding talks about Smiley's thefts and the rare maps that were stolen. Copies of a few of the maps will be on display. Free and open to the public, but registration is requested via email or 734-647-0864.
Smiley stole more than $3 million worth of antique maps from rare-book libraries around the country. While U-M's Clements Library wasn't one of Smiley's targets, many other reputable and well-established libraries were.
Books will be available for purchase, with payment by cash or check only.
This is part of the Clements Library's 2014 lecture series; all talks are being held in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery due to construction at the Clements Library.