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Michigan's LGBT Heritage

Sarah Emma Edmonds

Welcome to the Michigan's LGBT Heritage exhibit. In this exhibit you will learn about a number of places, people, and events which have contributed to over 100 years of LGBT activism and visibility all across the state of Michigan. The images and information presented here are based on a physical…

The Geography of Colorants

S. Rom. Imperii circuli et electoratus Bavariae tabula choragraphica

“Today the list of colorants manufactured industrially covers nine thousand pages in nine volumes of the Colour Index International, the bible of dyers and colorists. Here these bright, synthetic earths have no fanciful names but are catalogued uncompromisingly by hue, use, and a number…

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Rediscovering the Jansson & Hondius Atlases of Henry Vignaud

Genovesato Serenissimae Reipublicae Genuensis...Descriptio

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, was amassing a large personal library, including books, atlases, maps, and other publications. In 1923-4 the University of Michigan acquired his library from his widow. His map collection was divided…

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Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas

CARASA News Vol. 3, No 9

Birthing Reproductive Justice: 150 Years of Images and Ideas Reproductive Justice -- the right to have children, not to have children, and to parent children in healthy and safe environments -- is a movement and perspective that arose in the 1990s as a broader alternative to reproductive rights…

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Travel Through Maps & Narratives: An Exhibit on Travel & Tourism

Clark Exhibit Cases

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page." - St. Augustine of Hippo Humans have always traveled, but our reasons for travel have changed and multipled over time. Travel has evolved into an industry with social, economic, and environmental impacts. People all over the world…

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From Trace to Text: Highlights from the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection

Papyrus fragments that have not yet been conserved or studied.

The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection is a premier collection of papyri, recognized worldwide for its great breadth and the excellence in research, teaching, and outreach it supports. Founded by the visionary Francis W. Kelsey, the Papyrus Collection has been the training ground for many…