Donating Materials to the Bentley Historical Library
Howard Coffin with steamer car,
Roy D. Chapin Collection
Generous individuals and organizations have for over seventy-five years donated invaluable collections to the Bentley Historical Library. Their generosity benefits all.
The Bentley Historical Library holds a wealth of historical information about the University of Michigan and the state of Michigan. The Michigan Historical Collections within the Bentley Historical Library is a premier collection for the history of Michigan and the activities of its citizens and institutions. The library also serves as the official University Archives, and in this capacity works with the university units in the regular transfer of university records.
If you have materials you would like to donate, we are eager to assist!
How to Donate
Please contact staff of the Bentley Historical Library for a consultation. Staff are available by appointment to consult in person or by phone. E-mail is also an option for initial contacts.
- University of Michigan related materials, contact Nancy Bartlett, Head of
- For additional information, please consult the University Archives' guide to transferring materials
- State of Michigan related materials, contact Leonard Coombs, Michigan Historical
Collections Field Representative
- For additional information, please consult the Guide for New Donors
Given the volume of materials offered, the library is unable to receive new collections without a consultation.