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Clark Library Literary Maps

A Literary Map of the United States

Literary maps connect information about authors, works of literature, and geographical locations. They can focus on the entire body of work of a specific author, the variety of works that took place in a particular city, region, or country, or provide a map of locations described in a literary work…

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Clark Library Literary Maps

A Literary Map of the United States

Literary maps connect information about authors, works of literature, and geographical locations. They can focus on the entire body of work of a specific author, the variety of works that took place in a particular city, region, or country, or provide a map of locations described in a literary work…

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American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution

The Temple Cook Book

This exhibition highlights the Jewish contributions to and experience in American culinary history. Using material from the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive (University of Michigan Library,Special Collections Library), this exhibit is a window into one experience of American…

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Leonard B. Willeke Postcards

Leonard B. Willeke

The postcard was initially marketed as a convenient and inexpensive alternative to a telegram or letter, as it required neither extensive writing nor paper and envelope. While early cameras were too cumbersome for every traveler and too new to be affordable, travelers could easily purchase a…

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Language Comes after Artist: A Selection of Books by Lynne Avadenka

Book Artist Lynne Avadenka 2013

Detroit artist Lynne Avadenka has produced small-run, fine press books at her own Land Marks Press for 25 years. The books shown here are a selection of her work and celebrate her skill in merging the visual and textual. All make use of fine paper, binding and printing, and the author is Avadenka…

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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…