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MLibrary staff offer many subject- and technology-related workshops throughout the year.
In order to create a more secure environment for both students and staff, access to the Hatcher Graduate Library between midnight and 2 a.m. now requires a valid MCard.
Special Collections Photoduplication Request
Limit 100 pages per patron per month.
Please note: The Special Collections Library retains copies of some queries. This information is for staff use only, but it could be liable to Freedom of Information Act requests. Please tell us if you do not want us to retain information with your identity attached.
Finn Brunton, U-M Assistant Professor of Information, will present "The Accidental Archive." Brunton's talk, with the alternative title "Researching criminals, otherkin, cipher anarchists, spammers and the online history that doesn't want to be kept," kicks off a new series of monthly events addressing emergent research.
Joseph A. Labadie Collection
Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library
913 S. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734 936-2314
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The Joseph A. Labadie Collection is the oldest research collection of radical history in the United States, documenting a wide variety of international social protest movements of the nineteenth to the present. It is named for anarchist and labor organizer Joseph Antoine Labadie (1850-1933).
Use of the Labadie Collection is open to all researchers, although special conditions govern the use of manuscript materials and researchers are urged to write or call ahead. Cataloged books, serials, pamphlets, and archival collections may be found in the University Library's on-line catalog, Mirlyn. A listing of some other materials can be found on the menu to the left. Duplication services are available, subject to the condition of the material and copyright or donor restrictions.
MLibrary Mathematics Collection
The University of Michigan Science Library has one of the largest and most comprehensive mathematics collections in the country. The historical collection is also particularly noteworthy, and many rare mathematics books are held in UM Library’s Special Collections.
The University of Michigan Science Library has one of the largest and most comprehensive mathematics collections in the country. Current acquisitions especially concentrate on: mathematical analysis, number theory, mathematical statistics and probability, advanced algebra including group theory, modern geometry, algebraic geometry and topology, and the history of mathematics. We also maintain a working collection in applied mathematics, actuarial mathematics, recreational mathematics and works on mathematics education. The historical collection is also particularly noteworthy, and many rare mathematics books are held in UM Library’s Special Collections.
Building the Mathematics Collection at UM--a few historical notes:
- During UM’s first years, an early European book buying trip was made by Professor Asa Gray resulting in the acquisition of 3,700 books; of these, a small group were mathematics books.
- The records show that in 1881 Professor Olney addressed the Board of Regents on the needs of the Department of Mathematics, recommending the purchase of additional textbooks beyond those purchased by Gray.
- Noteworthy contributions were made by Professor Alexander Ziwet, and engineering department faculty member from 1898 to 1925. Ziwet donated several personal copies, many of which still reside in the collection and bear his signature today.
- Professor Louis Karpinski, a historian of mathematics and mathematics faculty member from 1904 to 1948, made several book buying trips to Europe on behalf of the library, adding especially to the rare mathematics book collection.
- Mathematics Review moved their office to Ann Arbor in 1964. A long-standing relationship between UM and MR has mutually benefitted both organizations, particularly with regard to the integrity of online resources maintained by each entity.
- Hathitrust digital library (over 6000 math books in public view now)
The Philippine Collection
The rich holdings of The University of Michigan Libraries represent the most significant repository of Philippine materials in the United States particularly for the very late Spanish period and the whole American colonial times.
The Philippine collection is under the rubric of the Worcester collection because the collection was started by Dean C. Worcester and his family. It contains some 1700 printed and manuscript items covering all phases of Philippine history with special emphasis on the period of Worcester service in the Philippines from 1899-1913.
Another mainstay of the Philippine collection is the Lanzar-Carpio papers which grew out of her personal collection while writing her dissertation. Notable collection put under this collection are the Anti-Imperialist League papers 1898-1920, the Herbert Welsh and Erving Winslow papers. Both played a prominent part of the movement and their papers documents the activities of the League in opposing American imperialism in the Philippines.
Within these 2 collections are other supporting collections of manuscripts, diaries and correspondence of people who have done service in the Philippines in any capacity.
The Philippine collection at the University Library is located in two locations: The Special collection at the 7th floor of the south building and the newer collection located in various call number locations in the Graduate Library.