By order of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Bentley is closed to the public and staff through April 13.
We will be unable to respond to requests or fulfill orders until the governor’s orders are lifted.
Please see our full closure announcement here.
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The daughter of former slaves, Eva Jessye would stand in Washington with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and teach at the University of Michigan. Meet a woman who changed the face of the arts—and America.
Meet Frank Wilhelme, a philanthropist with an affinity for the past who rifled through the Bentley’s archives when it was still in the basement of U-M’s Rackham Building.
How the game as we know it formed out of class rivalries, rugby, and one troublesome picket fence.
New courses and initiatives mean more U-M undergrads are getting their hands on history’s primary sources.
An Ann Arbor memorial has been painted over for years. Bentley materials reveal what’s underneath all those layers.
Approximately 400 glass plate negatives documenting the history and work of the Detroit News through the late 19th century and early 20th century recently came to the Bentley.
A telegram in the Bentley’s archives reveals a Jewish scientist on the run from Nazi persecutors, and a U-M dean keen to recruit a brilliant mind.
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