Bentley Historical Library will be closed on Monday, May, 29 in observance of Memorial Day

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

  • New Spring Collections Magazine is Here

    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.

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  • Bentley Uncovers Untold Story of African Americans at U-M

    Bentley archivist Brian Williams is featured in a new University Record story about his work to collect the names and life stories of all African American students who attended U-M. Through his research, he unearthed previously untold stories of African American women who battled discrimination when the Mosher-Jordan dormitory was being built in 1930.

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