News Stories

  • 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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  • Camp Collection

    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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  • U-M’s Victory Reunion

    Seventy years ago this week, the University of Michigan held a Victory Reunion to celebrate the U.S. victory in World War II and the campus’s transition back to peacetime. The combination graduation and reunion weekend brought upwards of 5,000 alumni back to campus to mark a new era in the University’s history, and to honor the… Complete Story

  • Wartime Football

    As U-M prepares to play its spring game, the Bentley takes a look back and how football changed in the 1940s when the U.S. was at war. 

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  • Former Senator Carl Levin Donates Archive to Bentley

    Senator Carl Levin, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 36 years in office to the Bentley. He is the longest-serving senator in Michigan’s history. His papers span from 1952 to 2015.

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  • 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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