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

  • Supper Salad is Served!

    The Susan Wineberg cookbook collection at the Bentley Historical Library provides insight into the murky (and sometimes wobbly) depths of Jell-O salad. For any intrepid cooks who like to pair their Jell-O with, say, fish, we’ve included some old-but-bold recipes.

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  • Detroit Observatory Slated for a Makeover

    The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved plans to renovate the historic Detroit Observatory in a $10-million project that will add approximately 6,000 square feet of space to the campus’s second-oldest building.

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