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  • Bentley Historical Library Closed to Public

    The Bentley Historical Library is closed to the public and staff. We will be unable to respond to requests or fulfill orders until staff return to the building. Please see the full announcement by clicking below for more details.

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  • Help the Bentley Archive U-M’s Pandemic Experiences

    To document the different experiences of the University of Michigan community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bentley Historical Library is encouraging University of Michigan community members–including students, staff, and faculty, on campus and at Michigan Medicine–to document their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak and contribute them to the University Archives. When future students, scholars,… Complete Story