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William L. Clements Library Finding Aids

Use this site to explore collection guides and inventories of manuscripts and graphics collections, which include letters, diaries, photographs, ephemera, and more.

Requesting Materials

Each finding aid contains a link to request materials from the collection. Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Clements Library reading room. Some finding aids contain links to digitized versions of parts or all of a collection, but in most cases viewing a collection in its entirety will require visiting the library.

Plan Your Visit

  • Learn about hours, location, and how to register online to become a researcher at the Clements Library.

Explore More in U-M Library Catalog Search

  • Use U-M Library Catalog Search to find additional Clements materials including rare books, maps, photographs, and prints.

Contact Us

  • Can’t find what you’re looking for? Have questions? Contact us for help.