Beyond the Reading Room

Anecdotes and other notes from the U-M Special Collections Research Center.
Detailed illustration from Audubon's Birds of North America of a nest in a tree with birds sitting around it.

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views of standing men and women
  • Philip A Hallman
Join us next Thursday, 18 April between 4-6p for our next Third Thursdays at the Library event!
All About Home Baking Cookbook Cover
  • Melanie Lowrie
Retrospective about food and pie baking for Pi(e) Day.
a partial ring formed by metal sheeting with landscape paintings and writing
  • Jamie Lausch Vander Broek
Join us next Thursday, 21 March between 4-6p for our next Third Thursdays at the Library event!
mounted calligraphic panel in album page
  • Evyn Kropf
This post is by Sumeyra Dursun, 2023 Heid Fellow, from her research in the Islamic Manuscripts Collection. Sumeyra is a doctoral candidate in the history of Islamic arts at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.
Elderly smiling couple sitting at a table, in front of a red and green wall
  • Juli McLoone
Daniel T. Longone (1932-2024), University of Michigan Chemistry Professor Emeritus, passed away on January 28th, 2024. Dan and his beloved wife Jan, who predeceased him in 2022, established the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive (JBLCA). Residing in the University of Michigan Library's Special Collections Research Center, the JBLCA offers an incredible resource to students and scholars of food and drink.
black and white drawing with a cat crouched and facing off a fierce looking dog
  • Juli McLoone
Join us next Thursday, 15 February between 4-6p for our next Third Thursdays at the Library event!
Orson Welles and Paola Mori look adoringly at their infant daughter, Beatrice (c. 1955).
  • Pablo Alvarez
  • Philip A Hallman
The Special Collections Research Center will host a reception on February 12 (10:00am) to celebrate the installation of the exhibit: Orson Welles as Family Man: Son, Husband, Father. Please join the exhibit curator, Phil Hallman, to chat about the making of this extraordinary display in the company of warm coffee and refreshments.
Green cloth-bound book with blind stamped (no color added) border of vines. Title in gold type: Jewish Cookery Book by Mrs. J. Atrutel Second Edition
  • Juli McLoone
Guest post by Nathalie Ross, Heid Fellow, on her research in the Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive. Nathalie is a doctoral candidate in the History Department at the University of North Texas, specializing in Jewish Food Studies. 
array of square and rectangular images of collection material with handwritten text, photographs, and illustrations of various kinds
  • Martha O'Hara Conway
There's still time to apply for our research fellowships! These fellowships support researchers whose work would benefit from onsite access to our special collections. Applications are due 1st of February!
text block with large initial D and vines and flowers on the margin
  • Pablo Alvarez
Join us for our next Third Thursdays at the Library open house, exploring early printed books!