About Michigan in Letters

     Michigan in Letters highlights the manuscript collections of the Clarke Historical Library in a new way. Its purpose is to provide a vivid impression of the richness of the Clarke collections through the written words of interesting women and men from Michigan’s past. Visitors will find here images of actual letters and documents, samples selected from the thousands of manuscripts held by the Clarke. Introductory notes, edited transcriptions, annotations, and commentary on the editing of historical documents will accompany the selections. The blogging format of Michigan in Letters allows for inventive exchange, and visitors are invited to contribute comments and to ask questions. The Clarke Historical Library serves two communities: Central Michigan University and Clarke’s community of historically-minded patrons from outside the university. Michigan in Letters will appeal to both.