News for August 2018

Recognizing excellence in undergraduate research

by Danielle Colburn

Each year, the library’s Undergraduate Research Awards recognize the work of undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in library research. Undergraduate students from any U-M campus can participate, and can apply with projects in any format or medium.

In the past, the library has given awards in two categories: the Maize Award, for single term projects, and the Blue Award, for multi-term projects. This year saw the addition of the Outstanding First-Year Research Project Award and the Innovation in Research and Creativity Award.

Radical archives continue to inspire, enhance scholarly work around globe

by Emily Buckler 

Researcher looks at book.
2018 Fellow Andrea Steves. | Photo by Alan Piñon

The chants from the street could be heard all the way up on the sixth floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

It was early August, and Timothy Furstnau’s first day of research using the Labadie Collection, the country's oldest publicly accessible archive documenting the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities.

It also happened to coincide with Michigan’s primary election day.