David Clements Papers
David Clements was born in Indiana in 1948, grew up in Benton Harbor, Michigan and earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. He began his professional life as an educator in Detroit, where he was one of the founders of the Detroit Children’s School, an alternative school to public education. At the same time, Clements was also interested in film and photographic arts and was very involved in the Cass City Cinema in Detroit. Clements’ Detroit urban photography is featured in two photographic books. He currently resides in Royal Oak, Michigan. The David Clements Papers consist mostly of posters and advertisements of events, especially musical ones, happening at small venues within the city of Detroit, Michigan spanning the 1970s through the 2000s. Gospel, jazz, R & B, and electronic music shows are represented in the posters. Political Buttons, nostalgic product packaging, and advertisements from local sporting events, and other happenings throughout Detroit are also within the collection.
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