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2A - Wednesday, October 25, 2006

THURSDAY:
Explained

FRIDAY:
Before You Were Here

Mapping out a career at the 'U'
Curator oversees more than 40,000 maps

When Brian Dunnigan was
young, he didn't dream of spend-
ing his days with maps at a his-
torical library.
"I think I can probably safely
say that very few people set out to
be map curators," Dunnigan said,
leaning forward in an antique
chair in the grandiose main room
of the William Clements Library.
But Dunnigan, the library's
map curator, has warmed to his
position. He oversees the library's
map collection, more than 40,000
strong, with at least 500 atlases.
He works 40 hours a week look-
ing after maps some dating back
more than five hundred years.
The shelves in the main room hold
thousands of antique books, many
of them, Dunnigan said, with valu-
able maps folded inside the pages.
But the real work goes on
underground, where most stor-
age rooms and offices are housed.
From his basement corner office,

Dunnigan tends to the library's
formidable map collection and
finds time to write and research
his own projects.
Dunnigan is also responsible
for aiding researchers who come
in to view or use the maps. He's
assisted people working on a broad
variety of projects, including a
member of the New Zealand par-
liament, renowned author David
McCullough, many archaeologists
and even more professors.
The library holds an original
or a copy of every map of Amer-
ica printed since 1820, with the
exception of five, which a recent
acquisition will make four.
Dunnigan put together the
library's current special exhibit
on the cartographic information
that would have been available to
the Britons during Shakespeare's
time. He said the exhibit, which
coincides with the performances
of the Royal Shakespeare Com-

pany, has not been met with
much excitement from the play-
ers themselves. At least not yet.
"If (the greeter) sees Patrick'
Stewart walk in the door, he'll be
sure to call me," Dunnigan said.
Dunnigan said his greatest fear
is the possibility that one of the
maps will be damaged or stolen.
But he added that outside a few
close calls with a leak in the stor-
age room, the maps are extremely
secure.
Despite having unusual fears
and workingin abasementunder-
neath millions of dollars worth of
historical books and manuscripts,
Dunnigan said life in the library
isn't too abnormal.
"We try to be as regular as we
can be," he said.
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Brian Dunnigan is the William Clements Library's chief map
curator. Dunnigan oversees millions of dollars worth of maps for
the library.

CAMPUS NEWS & NOTES

CRIME NOTES
Laptop damaged
in theft attempt
WHERE: University Hospi-
tal, 1500 E. Medical Center
WHEN: Monday at about
10:15 a.m.
WHAT: A laptop was
damaged when someone
attempted to steal it, the
Department of Public Safety
reported. There were no
suspects or witnesses.
Items swiped
from hospital
gift shop
WHERE: University Hospi-
tal, 1500 E. Medical Center
WHEN: Monday at about
3:45 p.m.
WHAT: A patient took

items from a University
Hospital gift shop, DPS
reported.
Two men caught
trespassing in
Grad library
WHERE: Harlan Hatcher
Graduate Library, 920 N.
University Ave.
WHEN: Monday at about
11 a.m.
WHAT: Two people were
caught trespassing in the
Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library, DPS reported. One
suspect had an outstand-
ing warrant for arrest from
Oakland County and was
arrested. The other was
released. Neither of them
had an affiliation with the
University.

Trespasser
escorted from
UGLi
WHERE: Shapiro Under-
graduate Library, 919 5. Uni-
versity Ave.
WHEN: Monday at about
11 a.m.
WHAT: Someone was
escorted off of University
property after trespassing at
the Shapiro Undergraduate
Library, DPS reported. The
trespasser given a verbal
warning.
AROUND CAMPUS
UMUS to host
Disability
Challenge

WHAT: Participate in a
simulation of living with a
disability
WHO: University of Michi-
gan Health Service
WHEN: Today from noon to
1 p.m.
WHERE: University Hospi-
tal Triangle.
Nobel Laureate
to deliver lecture
WHAT: The 14th annual Ta-
You Wu lecture in physics
WHO: Eric Cornell, Nobel
Laureate in physics
WHEN: Today at 4:15 p.m.
WHERE: Room 1324, East
Hall
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At Gaullaudet, the
nation's only college
for deaf students, a new
president has the campus
divided over deaf culture.
Protesters took to the streets
and run-ins with the police
resulted in more than a hun-
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cancellation of homecoming
festivities.
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the name "bin Laden" 17
times in a speech Sept.
5, according to a Demo-
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