August 2015
(Best viewed on-line)

In this issue:
  • New Online Newspapers
  • Fall Speakers
  • Exhibit Changing Soon
  • New on the Blog  
  • Summer Hours

Newspapers Online

The winning city of the MDNP Grant Program for 2015 was Milford. The grant provided for their historical newspaper, the Milford Times, to be digitized by the Clarke Historical Library's preservation microfilm unit. Nearly 2,000 issues of this newspaper are now available online! You can access the Milford Times (1871-1913) on CONDOR.

Upcoming Fall Speakers

Beginning in September, the Clarke has planned some outstanding speakers who are sure to engage audiences. Although we do not have a finalized schedule of all of our speakers, we are happy to tell you about three of them:

On Tuesday, September 22, Linda Hundt of Sweetie-licious Pies will tell the story of the rise of her self-made business and what it's like to be an award-winning pie entrepreneur. 

Sue Ann Martin, former Dean of the College of Communications and Fine Arts at CMU, will be speak on October 7 about children's literature as part of the David M. and Eunice Sutherland Burgess Lecture. Dr. Martin is co-host of "The Children's Bookshelf," a podcast on WCMU radio where she and Dr. Pamela S. Gates review children's books. 

Finally, Angling aficionado and private book collector, Bob Kohrman, will officially open our next exhibit about the history of angling and fishing tourism in Michigan on October 13.

Stay tuned to the Clarke's website and the News and Notes blog for more information about other speakers who will be joining us this fall.

Last Month to View Current Exhibit

The current exhibit, International Children's Literature, will run through August. If you have yet to view the exhibit, make sure to stop by soon! In September, we will feature our new exhibit about angling and fishing tourism in Michigan.
New on the Blog

July was another very busy month for our News and Notes blog!

Check out these awesome posts, and more that are posted weekly! 
Clarke Summer Hours

The Clarke Historical Library will be open during the summer Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday hours will resume in September when students return for the fall semester. 

Contact us via phone (
989-774-3352), e-mail (, or stop by to view our exhibit or conduct research.