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.
Archives seek to collect and preserve the stories of all people, but many stories remain untold. To help change that, Bentley archivists Lilly Carrel and Devon Proudfoot are part of a team of researchers who are diving into Bentley records to uncover and highlight the role of women at the University during its first 100 years.
We invite you to read the new Spring issue of Collections magazine. It’s 24 pages chock full of stories about Michigan’s past, grounded in the Collections at the Bentley Historical Library. Read about a stadium collapse, an initiative to uncover women’s stories, the changing colors of maize and blue, and more.