Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Chappell!

Detail of graphic describing a parade formation of a battalion consisting of four companies, from Articles of War for Francesco I (1708-1765) Holy Roman Emperor, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Florence, 1739)

On behalf of the University of Michigan Library, we would like to express our gratitude to Samuel L. Chappell (B.S. 1969) and Roberta J. Chappell (B.S. 1967) for their generous gift that allowed us to acquire a manuscript and an early printed book for our military history collection. Since their graduation from the U-M, Sam and Bobbie have kept in touch with the Library in various ways, including generous donations to advance our academic mission.

Douglass Day 2021 Recap: Celebrating and Preserving Black History

On Friday, February 12th, the U-M Library hosted its third annual Douglass Day celebration in honor of Frederick Douglass, 19th century American abolitionist, author, and orator. This year the event highlighted the life, legacy and work of Mary Church Terrell with a lecture from Dr. Shelley Haley followed by transcription, digital art-making, and socializing over baked goods!

Open Access Publishing in Asian Studies

Open Access Publishing in Asian Studies poster, with U-M Press and LSA logos

Several centers at the U-M International Institute have collaborated with University of Michigan Press and the U-M Asia Library received a Humanities Open Book program grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabling them to make 100 important backlist books broadly available again.

Black Children's Authors & Illustrators

Color illustration showing a Black boy jumping through the air into a body of water. Two Black boys watch, sitting on a rock by the water.

February is Black History Month and the first week of February is designated as Children's Authors & Illustrators Week. Celebrate by checking out some of the work by Black children's authors and/or illustrators held in the Library's Children's Literature Collection.

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