News Stories

  • Digitization of the Michigan Daily is Underway

    The Bentley Historical Library is digitizing more than 12 decades of Michigan Daily issues to make available online. The first, searchable batch of papers is already completed, with more expected in the coming months.

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  • Bentley Acquires Kevorkian Papers

    The University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library has acquired the papers of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a controversial Detroit-area native best known for his advocacy of physician-assisted suicide and terminal patients’ “right to die.”

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  • A Wolverine at Gettysburg

    On the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the Bentley joins ranks with Charles Frederick Taylor, a U-M student who fought on the frontlines and became a hero. The story’s complementary images showcase Civil-War-related Bentley holdings.

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  • Former Congressman John Dingell Donates Archive to Bentley

    The Bentley is now the home for the papers, correspondence, bills, photographs and more from the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history.

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  • Live as Brothers, or Die as Fools

    MLK came to Ann Arbor to speak at U-M just once, in 1962. Rarely seen documents from the Bentley Historical Library shed light on the leader’s legendary visit.

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  • Ping Pong Diplomacy and Other Research Topics

    A host of exciting topics will be the subject of investigation by Bentley research fellows, the latest group of whom was awarded more than $10,000 in collective funds to study holdings at the Library.

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  • Online Registration Comes to the Bentley

    Our archives might be historical, but our registration system no longer is. On January 7, the Bentley will launch a new online registration system that offers users myriad benefits including the ability to request materials online and a streamlined duplication request process.

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