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Hours and Location
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (now until April 25)
1150 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113 U.S.A.
Helen W. Milliken
Helen Milliken was a women's rights activist and environmentalist. Her collection spans her time as the first lady of Michigan and contains photographs, speeches, and correspondence related to her advocacy of billboard control, bans on disposable bottles, opposition to oil drilling, and more.
During World War II, Lulu Middleton wrote letters to service men and women, sending along advice, cookies, candy and ultimately a connection to home in Michigan. Her five scrapbooks of correspondence, photos, and mementos are preserved at the Bentley Historical Library.