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by Mary Morris
William Sydnor Gilbreath Sr. wanted to be remembered for his work as the driving force pushing the creation of the Dixie Highway, a paved route connecting the U.S. midwest to the south which was inspired by the east-to-west Lincoln Highway, and was the first highway to span the U.S.
by Alan Piñon
For the family of Professor Monroe Hafter, books were an extension of the family in a way. And the professor’s pursuit of new additions to his collection shaped the future of the entire family as they journeyed far from their home in Ann Arbor in order to find important literature to feed his research.
by Lynne Raughley
When curator and outreach librarian Pablo Alvarez took on responsibility for the Library’s history of medicine collection back in 2014, he found among its thousands of rare texts a small box of gemstones and spells, made to cast off demons and cure ailments.
With the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the U-M Library and Press have released a new collection of resources that will support the efforts of authors, editors, publishers, and arts organizations seeking to make their publications and collections more accessible to people with visual impairments and other print disabilities.
By Lynne Raughley
In September the Library welcomed three librarians who join the Library as part of a nationwide initiative to increase diversity within the ranks of academic and research libraries.
By Danielle Colburn, Communications & Marketing Intern
For institutions to keep up with innovations in higher education, staff members must be looking to the future. At the University of Michigan Library, librarians are doing just that.