Friday, June 22, 2007

Metrocom International Completes film on History of the William L. Clements Library

ANN ARBOR, MI—The subject of the most recently completed Metrocom International film production is a hidden jewel nestled just off a busy Ann Arbor, MI street in the heart of the University of Michigan campus, the William L. Clements Library.  Housing a trove of resources for the study of American history dating from the fifteenth to early twentieth century, the Clements Library implores scholarly study through its vast collections of primary source documents made publicly accessible. 

The film, The Collector: Mister Clements and his Magnificent Library, is a thirty-minute history of the William L. Clements Library, traversing the years from its construction to its present-day collections and future objectives.  Outlining the achievements of each of the Clements Library’s directors—William L. Clements himself, Randolf G. Adams, Howard H. Peckham, and John C. Dann—The Collector highlights each individual’s collection contributions and most notable moments. 

The Collector: Mister Clements and his Magnificent Library recently was shown at an event celebrating the retirement of John C. Dann, the library’s current director.  In the fall of 2007, the film will be offered to regional PBS for a potential airing.

CONTACT:  Christopher Cook, President, Metrocom International, 734.327.1910

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