Where Michigan’s History Lives

U-M’s Bicentennial

In 2017, the University of Michigan will celebrate two centuries of existence since its founding in Detroit in 1817. The Bentley Historical Library, which collects the materials for and promotes the study of both the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan, has a wealth of materials and history to help celebrate this milestone event, and is partnering with other units across the University to share stories, resources, and information. For an overview of our resources and Bicentennial information, please click our University of Michigan History page.

If you’re a University unit in need of help researching your bicentennial history, please contact Brian Williams at bwms@umich.edu.

Stories from Michigan’s History

Related Links:

U-M’s Bicentennial page
The U-M Heritage site
Searchable U-M History