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Magazine

  • “That Stupid Display”
    Fall 2016

    Heads almost rolled when students started performing the wave in Michigan Stadium in the early 1980s. An archived memo at the Bentley shows the fury of then Athletic Director Don Canham’s reaction.

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  • Here’s the Story of a Lovely Lady
    Spring 2016

    You know Ann B. Davis as Alice the housekeeper, the beloved heart of The Brady Bunch. But you may not know the two-time Emmy winner, author, and comedienne left Hollywood to pursue a life at the center of a different home–one founded on the tenets of the Episcopal faith.

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  • Lens on Gibson
    Spring 2016

    In the Spring 2016 issue of Collections, we showcased the work of turn-of-the-century photographer John Jefferson Gibson. His images of the University of Michigan give viewers a glimpse into rarely before seen interiors, classes, people, and more. In addition to what’s in the magazine, here’s a look at more gems from his work, which spans… Complete Story

  • Pride and Prejudice
    Spring 2016

    When Jim Toy stood up and delivered a speech at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in 1970, he became the first person in the state of Michigan to publicly come out as gay. The equality pioneer has spent his life working to change the gay rights landscape in Michigan and beyond.

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  • The Fault in His Stars
    Spring 2016

    Mark Harrington was a brilliant botanist and meteorologist as well as a lumberjack and boxcar jumper. His tragic battle with mental illness would drive him from positions of prestige, taking him across oceans, to flop houses and sugar plantations, and eventually to an East Coast asylum.

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  • Writing the Handbook on Teaching with Archives
    Spring 2016

    Bentley Director Terrence J. McDonald discusses how the Bentley is helping perfect the way that University faculty use the Library’s collections for teaching.

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  • Jazz, Guns, and Governments
    Spring 2016

    A U.S.-led effort in 1965 to win over Communist hearts and minds through music landed U-M Jazz Band members in the middle of gunfire in the Dominican Republic. This strange tale of U-M students, concerts, and Red Scare politics is showcased in a new collection at the Bentley, 50 years in the making.

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