Ivory Photo Collection, circa 1930. BL003810
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Our archives might be historical, but our registration system no longer is. The Bentley recently launched a new online registration system that offers users myriad benefits including the ability to request materials online and a streamlined duplication request process.
The garishly painted boulder at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hill Street in Ann Arbor is hard to miss. But what’s underneath all that paint is much less obvious: a long-lost memorial to a U.S. president, dedicated during the Great Depression. Bentley materials reveal the history of the rock — and what was lost with the first coat of paint — in the latest issue of Collections magazine.
As the University of Michigan prepares to celebrate its 200th year, the Bentley takes a look back at some “Michigan firsts” that helped put this great University on the map. From its leading role as one of the first large universities in the country to admit women to its first rivalries on the gridiron, our archives help celebrate Michigan history and tradition—then and now.