Mark your calendars, and plan to join us for one, 
or all of the following events hosted by the University Libraries.

On exhibit February - August 2015 
in the Clarke Historical Library:

Event Information:

Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series - Spring 2015​

All presentations will be held in the Park Library Auditorium, beginning at 7:00 p.m. 
Each will be followed by a reception in the Clarke Historical Library.​​

​Tuesday, March 3 

Michelle Ann Abate - Keynote Address
"The Li'l Tomboy Comic Book Series and the 1950s:  How One Young Female Character Defied Authority, Kicked Butt--And Got Away with It"
CMU's ComiConference 3 (all day event)
Sponsored by the Clarke Historical Library & the CMU English Department

This exciting event will be keynoted by Michelle Ann Abate. Pr​ofessor Abate is the author of three books of literary criticism:  Bloody Murder: The Homicide Tradition in Children's Literature (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Raising Your Kids Right: Children’s Literature and American Political Conservatism (Rutgers University Press, 2010), and Tomboys: A Literary and Cultural History (Temple University Press, 2008). In addition, she has published critical essays on a wide range of topics, including The Muppet Show, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Louisa May Alcott, Caddie Woodlawn, Where the Wild Things Are, "Snow White," Willa Cather, and the Left Behind novels. 

Professor Abate’s participation in the symposium is made possible through funds from the John and Audrey Cumming Endowment.

​Learn more about CMU's ComiConference 3​

Tuesday​, March 24 

J. Kevin Graffagnino
Director of the William L. Clements Library
A Presentation of the Library's History and Treasures

Founded in 1923 on the campus of the University of Michigan, the Clements Library collects primary source materials in all formats relating to early American history. Its collections of rare books, pamphlets, maps, prints, photographs, and manuscripts shed light on North American history from Columbus through the 19th century, offering researchers a wealth of unique resources. On almost any aspect of the early American experience – military history, politics and government, religion, gender and ethnicity, culinary history, the creative arts, travel and exploration – the holdings at the Clements Library are among the best in the world. Notable strengths of the Library include the early exploration and settlement of North America, the American Revolution, and the American Civil War.​

Individuals in need of an accommodation should contact the Library at​ or by phone 989-774-1100.​