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Hours and Location
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113 U.S.A.
Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Congregation
Beth Israel, founded in 1916, was the first conservative Jewish congregation in Ann Arbor. Its records provide valuable insight into the history of Ann Arbor’s Jewish population. The collection spans the years 1938-2016 and contains administrative documents, lecture and school programming, and more.
The Bentley has digitized the collection of William B. Mershon, a Michigan lumberman in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who also hunted and fished in Michigan. He became a witness first to the bounty of Michigan’s wilderness, and then to the dramatic loss of species.