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The Bentley Historical Library is a place both of rich heritage and new discoveries. Those who use our collections—historians, students, the avidly curious, and more—know that there are stories behind every photograph, every letter, every book. Come read about our treasures: in the archive, on display, and on stage through talks and lectures.

News Stories

  • A Critical Moment in Detroit’s History

    Daniel Cherrin was at the epicenter of change in Detroit after Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick resigned. Cherrin served as communications director and press secretary under Mayor Cockrel, and his papers at the Bentley give researchers an inside look at a city and its leaders.

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  • Angell in the 21st Century

    The newly digitized papers of U-M President James Angell showcase how he built and strengthened the University—hiring modern research faculty like philosopher John Dewey, economist Henry Carter Adams, and chemist Moses Gomberg—and served as an important adviser to other higher education leaders around the country.

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