The Bentley Historical Library will close at 1:45 p.m. on February 28, 2024.

Bentley research accounts will be down for maintenance from March 2-3.

Please email bentley.ref@umich.edu with requests during that time.

News & Features

The Bentley Historical Library is a place of rich heritage and new discoveries. Come read about our treasures: in the archive, on display, and through the lens of our experts.

News Stories

  • Ten Burning Buses

    One researcher is using Bentley collections to spotlight anti-civil rights terrorism – including a 1971 bus bombing in Pontiac, Michigan – and racially motivated crimes that too often went unsolved.

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  • Color Our Collections

    Every year in February, libraries, archives, and museums all over the world share free coloring pages based on the materials in their collections through an event called “Color Our Collections.” Come see what the Bentley has gathered!

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