November 2014
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In this issue:
  • Clarke November Hours
  • Nancy Drew Acquisition
  • Fall Speaker Series Recap
  • Eleanor Roosevelt at CMU
  • Fall Michigan Historical Review Now Available
  • Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant Program
  • Loan to Peace Palace
  • New to the Clarke Blog

Clarke November Hours

November 22 will be the last Saturday the Clarke will have research hours for the fall. We will also be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Saturday hours will resume in January, when Central Michigan University classes are back in session.

Nancy Drew Acquisition

The Clarke Historical Library has many popular children's books series including the Bobbsey Twins and the Hardy Boys. We were recently fortunate to receive many books from another series - the Nancy Drew series. Thanks to the Friends of the Veterans Memorial Library and the Chippewa River District Library for helping us to add over 40 books to our children’s collection.

Fall Speaker Series

The Fall speaker series came to an end on November 3rd. We thoroughly enjoyed each speaker's presentation and Frank Boles has highlighted the events in a post on our News and Notes blog.

Eleanor Roosevelt's Visit to CMU

Recently, WCMU featured an interview with CMU alum Clarence Tuma about his experience when Eleanor Roosevelt visited Central in 1955. The interview was shown during The Roosevelts on PBS. The video of Clarence Tuma's interview is now available for viewing on Youtube, which you can access via this link.

Fall 2014 Michigan Historical Review Now Available

The Fall 2014 issue of the Michigan Historical Review has just come back from the press. If you are interested in subscribing or purchasing a copy, you can find more information about the MHR, including contact information, via this link.

Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant

The 2014-15 Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant is now accepting applications. The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 14. For more information, please download the flyer and application via this link. Keep up with the latest news about the Michigan Digital Newspaper Program by following us on Twitter (@digmichnews) or Facebook (/DigMichNews).

Loan to Peace Palace

Thanks to the hard work and connections of CMU professor of religion and philosophy, Hope May, the Clarke Historical Library has loaned several pages of documents from the papers of former Central president E. C. Warriner to the Peace Palace Library located in The Hague, Netherlands. The documents, which include speeches and correspondence, relate to Warriner's views on peace education about the time of the outbreak of World War I. The documents will soon be available to view anywhere in the World via Europeana's 1914-18 digital interface. Europeana is a website providing access to millions of digital documents, pieces of art, and other objects concerning the history and culture of Europe and the World.

New on the Blog

October was American Archives Month! Featured on our blog were two different posts involving some of the archives at the Clarke Historical Library. 

Marian Matyn wrote about the Les O. Carlin collection, which she processed. She tells all about the cool CMU WWI-era photos she found and what other information comes in the collection.

For the end of the month, Casey Gamble wrote a blog dedicated to the spookier items that Clarke keeps hidden in its stacks.

You'll want to check these October blog posts out and be looking forward to new posts in November!