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Fall 2016

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  • Let Every Story Be Told

    Director’s Notes from Terrence J. McDonald address archiving the history of African American students at the University of Michigan.

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  • Remixing Detroit History

    The Dan Sicko papers at the Bentley spotlight the battle to reclaim Detroit as a cultural contributor and to reveal the real roots of electronic funk.

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  • A Michigan Murder

    Who killed Warren Hooper? One of the biggest unsolved murders in Michigan history starts on a frigid day in 1945, and ends in rows of boxes at the Bentley, where there might still be a clue just waiting to be found.

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  • Researching the Truth

    One class mines Bentley archives to investigate the history of campus protests and the origins of U-M’s Trotter House.

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  • “That Stupid Display”

    Heads almost rolled when students started performing the wave in Michigan Stadium in the early 1980s. An archived memo at the Bentley shows the fury of then Athletic Director Don Canham’s reaction.

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  • Camp Collection

    Dave Camp, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 24 years in office to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.

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  • The Bearded Barnstormers of Benton Harbor

    It was a big deal when the long-haired boys of the House of David baseball team came to town.

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