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Edited by John C. Dann. University of Michigan, William L. Clements Library, 1998 (Softcover, grayscale printing, 180 pages).
Excerpt from the Editor’s Preface:
“How does one select 101 treasures, when the Library contains thousands of items of similar rarity, and importance, and interest?
The entire curatorial staff took part in the selection process, and the result was a congenial compromise between ‘greatest treasures’ and a display of the breadth and diversity of the collections. We hope, in an enjoyable fashion, to remind scholars and the general public alike that one of the world’s truly great historical libraries is at the University of Michigan, and then to give them some idea of the scope and type of materials it contains.”
—John C. Dann, Library Director
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