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

  • Adding to a Campus Icon

    The Board of Regents recently approved design plans for a new addition to the 165-year-old Detroit Observatory. The project will add about 7,000 square feet to the second-oldest building on campus, without changing the original 1854 structure. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2020.

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  • “Tune In” to the Vault

    Brian Williams, a Bentley assistant director and archivist, takes Deborah Holdship from Michigan Today behind the scenes and into the Vault, a restricted and locked area that holds some of U-M’s most precious artifacts. Listen in to the adventure on the podcast.

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