In this issue:
- New Exhibit Coming Spring
- DigMichNews Mini-Grant Finalists
- Michigan Historical Review Now
- Recent Blog Posts
- December Hours
New Exhibit for Spring 2016
The Clarke's current exhibit, The
Michigan Angler: An Early History of Sport Fishing, will be
available for viewing into February 2016. After that, we will bring
to you our next exhibit, Native Treaties - Shared
Land. Rights. Education. These were some of
the things affected when the United States and Native governments
signed treaties. The documents created agreements that profoundly
changed both the Federal Government and the Native tribes. Europeans
gained perpetual right to the land they called the United States. In
return Native Americans gained many guarantees, some granted for as
long as the United States existed. Explore how land, rights, and
education came together as indigenous people and the United States
Government created the legal understanding that underlies today’s
State of Michigan. [pictured is J.O. Lewis's lithograph of the
Prairie du Chien Treaty, 1825]
Applications have been received for the
2015-16 Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant Program and the
selection committee has narrowed down the pool to five finalists.
They are, in no particular order (sponsoring institutions are in
- Clinton County Republican News
(DeWitt Public Library)
- L'Anse Sentinel (Baraga County
- Polish Daily News [English
Edition] (Polish Mission/Orchard Lake Schools)
- Alpena News and Michigan
Labor Journal (Alpena Public Library)
- Houghton Lake Resorter (Houghton
Lake Public Library)
From January 19-26, the Clarke will
host an election where the public gets to choose the finalist who
will be awarded $2,500. This money will allow the recipient to
have up to 12,500 pages of previously microfilmed newspapers or
4,500 pages of unfilmed papers digitized and uploaded into the CMU Online Digital Object Repository (CONDOR).
Voting will be in the form of tweets on Twitter and picture
postcards mailed to the Clarke. More information about voting will
be available as we head into the new year.
Keep up with the
latest about the DigMichNews Mini-Grant by following Michigan
Digital Newspapers on Twitter (@DigMichNews) and Facebook (DigMichNews).
Fall Issue of Michigan Historical
Review Now Available
The Fall 2015 issue of the Michigan Historical Review (Volume 41,
Number 2) is now available. It feature articles about the
development of South Haven, Mexican American celebrations in 1920s
Michigan, and the Detroit Jewish community of the early 20th
century, as well as books reviews, a bibliography of selected titles
from the Clarke's Reed Draper Collection of Angling Books, and more.
If you would like a hard copy, contact the MHR via e-mail. If you have access to JSTOR, you can find
the entire issue via this link.
Recent News Posted on the Clarke
The Clarke News and Notes blog marked a few
notable dates in November - Thanksgiving and the 150th anniversary
of the release of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There's
nothing like a historic recipe for boiled turkey from Dr. Chase's
1909, "Complete Receipt Book," to get you in the mood for feasting.
Sometimes, discovering how others have historically celebrated
the holidays can put you in the spirit of the season. And other
times, all you need is a good birthday, like the Royal
Alice's 150th, to have a celebration.
up with News and Notes blog for the latest news,
announcements, and interesting finds from the
Happy Holidays / December
The end of the Fall Semester at
Central Michigan University brings several changes to the Clarke's
Saturday, December 5 is the last Saturday of the
year that we will be open (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). From December 7
until Wednesday, December 23, we will be open Monday through Friday
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
From December 24 through January 3,
we will be closed for the CMU winter recess. We will re-open with
our regular hours of operation (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00
pm) on January 4, 2016 and Saturday hours will resume January
We wish you and
yours a happy holiday season!