Magazine

  • Court of Awe

    The inspiring, pioneering career of Cornelia Kennedy earned her the title of “First Lady of the Michigan Judiciary.” Now, the papers of the first woman appointed to the federal bench in Michigan have come to the Bentley.

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  • The Bearded Barnstormers of Benton Harbor
    Fall 2016

    It was a big deal when the long-haired boys of the House of David baseball team came to town.

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  • Camp Collection
    Fall 2016

    Dave Camp, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 24 years in office to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.

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  • “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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