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William L. Clements Library

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Founded in 1923 at the University of Michigan, the William L. Clements Library holds collections of print and manuscript materials on the history of North America and the Caribbean from the pre- Colonial period in to the 20th century. Our mission is to make primary sources available for research, and to support and encourage scholarly investigation of our nation’s past. The Clements Library showcases its collections with regular exhibits presented in the Avenir Reading Room. Exhibits are free and open to the public on Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and by special arrangement.