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Library Research Guides

British and American History

Provides resources, strategies, and information on conducting research in British and American history.

Bentley Historical Library

Clements Library

The William L. Clements Library is a University of Michigan library that houses original resources for the study of American history and culture from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century.  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. (from the website)

The Clements Library is located on the University of Michigan campus at 909 South University Avenue.

Contact: (734) 764-2347 or

Special Collections Research Center

The Labadie Collection

The Labadie Collection of radical history in the United States documents social protest movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The collection is housed in Special Collections on the 7th Floor of Hatcher Graduate Library.