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

  • Grand History in the Making

    Sandwiched between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas is a legendary hotel with more than 130 years of memorable moments. The Bentley Historical Library has partnered with the Grand Hotel to digitize, conserve, and preserve thousands of photos from the hotel’s history. Enjoy this slideshow of some of our favorite snapshots.

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  • 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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