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Hours and Location
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113 U.S.A.
Barbara Bassett McIver
Originally from Detroit, McIver was part of the first cohort of Peace Corps volunteers to travel to the Philippines in fall 1961. Her collection offers insight into what it was like to live and work as a young American woman in Asia. It includes diaries, scrapbooks, personal letters, and photographs.
Whether it’s 150-year-old scrapbooks with decaying binding or collections from someone’s damp basement, items in the Bentley stacks often need some TLC. Dianna Samuelson and Corinne Robertson explain how the Bentley’s Conservation Lab repairs and preserves items for future generations.