The Bentley Historical Library will be closed May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day.

Magazine

  • Frauds in the Field
    Fall 2017

    The papers of U-M Professor Francis Kelsey reveal his efforts to unmask a hoax involving “ancient” artifacts and a state-wide scam.

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  • Segregated Service
    Fall 2017

    A rare set of photographs captures the working life of two African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps during the Great Depression. But who are these men and what was life in the camps like?

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  • Please Forgive Me. – Jerry
    Fall 2017

    Provocative, offensive, and often hilarious, the Detroit-based magazines Orbit, Fun, and White Noise recently found a home at the Bentley. As it turns out, there’s a lot more going on in those pages than raunchy jokes.

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  • An Unwritten Law
    Spring 2017

    In 1930, U-M tried to ignore African American women when it opened Mosher-Jordan, a new dormitory for female students. Meet the women who refused to accept being invisible.

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  • Renewing Our Vows
    Spring 2017

    As U-M celebrates 200 years, Bentley Director Terrence McDonald reflects on the “vows” that the University has made since its inception.

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  • Five Moments that Shaped Michigan
    Spring 2017

    A meeting in fire-razed Detroit. Two physicists on an Ann Arbor lawn. A lone woman in a Greek class in 1866. In honor of U-M’s Bicentennial, we look at some of the moments and movements that altered the course of Michigan history forever.

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  • Hidden Collections
    Spring 2017

    Two archivists at the Bentley write about a new initiative to uncover women’s stories at the University of Michigan.

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