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News & Features

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

  • Spring 2019 Collections Magazine

    A pioneering campus activist in the #BBUM movement. Environmentalists who worked to save Michigan before anyone had heard of Earth Day. Photos of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. A critical moment in Detroit’s history. Read about all this and more in the latest issue of Collections magazine.

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  • Engaging the Archives

    Bentley Director Terry McDonald and Bentley Archivist Cinda Nofziger recently discussed the Bentley program “Engaging the Archives” during a webinar sponsored by the global library cooperative OCLC. The program is a grant-funded, five-year project that trains faculty and archivists to teach better with archival sources.

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