The Bentley Historical Library is open by appointment only for U-M faculty, students, and staff. Please see our full announcement here.

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

  • Bentley Access for U-M Community

    The Bentley Historical Library is now open by appointment only for U-M faculty, students, and staff. We ask that you familiarize yourself with our new procedures to keep everyone safe. Click “Complete Story” below to get all the information you need to conduct your research.

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  • A Conversation with Willis C. Patterson

    In this conversation with Willis C. Patterson, the Bentley Historical Library discusses his life of music, art, and advocacy and celebrates his donation of papers to the University’s official archive. Please enjoy this recording of the September 2020 event.

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