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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

  • The Mystery of the Unidentified Painting

    Who painted it? And why does the Bentley have it? One small piece of artwork frames complex issues about what happens when archival collections contain harmful or racist content. Learn more about the Bentley’s role in a campus-wide reparative curation effort.

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  • Take a Tour Inside the Archive

    Detroit news station WDIV recently visited the Bentley to see some of its treasures and to learn more about how the archive is preserving important documents in Michigan history. We invite you to join us for this behind-the-scenes tour!

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