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Magazine

  • Bentley Problem Solvers
    Spring 2018

    Whether it’s 150-year-old scrapbooks with decaying binding or collections that might have spent decades in someone’s damp basement, items in the Bentley stacks often need some TLC. Lead conservators Dianna Samuelson and Corinne Robertson explain how the Bentley’s Conservation Lab repairs and preserves items for future generations.

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  • Saving the Internet
    Fall 2017

    Join us for a Q&A with Dallas Pillen, the Bentley Archivist for Metadata and Digital Projects, who explains the importance of archiving websites, and how it’s done.

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  • The Dissenter
    Fall 2017

    When the Supreme Court ruled in 1944 that Japanese imprisonment during WWII was legal, Justice Frank Murphy’s dissent was a ringing voice amid a hostile cacophony.

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  • The Union that Should be
    Fall 2017

    Bentley Director Terrence McDonald discusses how archives help us remember the past, especially when not everyone agrees on what should be commemorated.

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  • The Man in the Middle of the American Century
    Fall 2017

    Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg moves from footnote to spotlight in a new, first-of-its-kind biography by Hank Meijer.

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  • Frauds in the Field
    Fall 2017

    The papers of U-M Professor Francis Kelsey reveal his efforts to unmask a hoax involving “ancient” artifacts and a state-wide scam.

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  • Segregated Service
    Fall 2017

    A rare set of photographs captures the working life of two African American Civilian Conservation Corps camps during the Great Depression. But who are these men and what was life in the camps like?

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