News & Features

The Bentley Historical Library is a place both of rich heritage and new discoveries. Those who use our collections—historians, students, the avidly curious, and more—know that there are stories behind every photograph, every letter, every book. Come read about our treasures: in the archive, on display, and on stage through talks and lectures.

News Stories

  • Don’t Store Your Data Like the Empire in Star Wars

    A major plot point of the film Rogue One had Rebels stealing digital data from the Empire’s vast archive. Which got us thinking about the Bentley’s digital data. We asked a digital curation archivist for insights into Bentley digital collections, and how users can access them. Hint: it’s easier than what the Rebels did.

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  • Constructing Gender

    When brothers Irving and Allen Pond built U-M’s League and Union, they constructed gender rolls right alongside the walls, floors, and windows. A new UMMA exhibition curated by the Bentley’s Associate Director, Nancy Bartlett, takes a closer look at how the Pond brothers’ vision changed the campus.

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