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A mastodon was discovered in 1934, and its bones came to the University of Michigan. But what happened to them after that remains a mystery.
The earliest paintings of U-M’s campus have been scanned into the 21st century.
Collections at the Bentley reveal how Michigan went from overwhelming natural abundance to an environmental wasteland — and how some unlikely people helped bring it back.
The Austin McCoy collection reveals the origins of the Being Black at Michigan (#BBUM) movement and tells a story of activism and social justice that is still ongoing.
Why are “those people” so sensitive about their history and identity? It’s a question that is based on a historical myth, namely the belief that group integration into mainstream American society has been, and still is, easy.
Sandwiched between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas is a legendary hotel with more than 130 years of memorable moments.
Daniel Cherrin was at the epicenter of change in Detroit after Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick resigned. His papers at the Bentley give researchers an inside look at a city and its leaders.
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