The Bentley remains 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 our full closure announcement here.
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Jack Kevorkian’s collection of papers, art, photographs, and more is now at the Bentley, showcasing the controversial life of an artist, a composer, and a person who drastically moved the needle in the right-to-die discussion.
New digitization efforts mean more access to Bentley materials, including videos and audio recordings such as John F. Kennedy’s speech on the Michigan Union steps.
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.
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Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (now until April 25)
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113 U.S.A.