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News Stories

  • A Date with History

    This little desk calendar from 1899 is inscribed “With compliments of the season and of the university editor.” Each day has a printed factoid on it about the University of Michigan. This year, on the occasion of U-M’s Bicentennial, the days of 1899 and 2017 are an exact calendar match.

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  • MLK Performance Addresses Race and Relationships

    The U-M Library MLK Day committee will bring Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni’s “One Drop of Love” performance to camps on January 16th. The one-woman performance is produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, and is free and open to the public.

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  • Behind the Camera in Detroit and Beyond

    Filmmaker Sue Marx has Emmys and an Academy Award to her name, and as her new collection at the Bentley shows, she’s never forgotten her roots in Detroit or the truth about what makes a good story. Read more about Marx’s pioneering career and her incredible contribution to the Bentley.

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  • Loco for Locomotives

    More than 550 digitized images have been added to the Bentley Image Bank, including historic pictures of locomotives and railroading from the collection of Claude T. Stoner, a photographer and avid fan of the “Iron Horse.”

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  • #GivingBlueday Helps Digitize Collections

    There’s no time like the present to support Michigan’s past! We invite you to kick off the season of giving with #GivingBlueday at the Bentley Historical Library! Today, November 29th, you can be a victor for Michigan by making a gift to support the digitization of our collections.

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  • Silver Award Winner

    Our article in the spring issue of Collections magazine about LGBT rights pioneer Jim Toy has just won a silver award for best feature writing from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). We are thrilled! Read the full article by clicking below.

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  • Beyond the Field

    The powerful oral histories of 28 African American athletes have been digitized and made available online through the Bentley’s new Digital Media Library. Hear in their own words the stories of athletes who overcame adversity to triumph on the field and off.

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