The Bentley Historical Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on June 12 & 13, 2024.

 

 

News Stories

  • Thousands of Ann Arbor Photos

    Historical photos of Ann Arbor and surrounding communities are now available digitally as part of the Bentley Historical Library’s contribution to the Ann Arbor Bicentennial.

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  • The Business of the Hour

    Belford Lawson’s work as a lawyer and activist changed the course of civil rights in the United States. His incredible story is told, in part, through archived materials at the Bentley.

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  • “A Fuller Spectrum of Voices”

    A new collection from the National Conference of Artists (NCA), Michigan Chapter showcases the organization’s infrastructure and support for Black artists across the state of Michigan.

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  • Strong as Steel

    Cornelius L. Henderson was a pioneering steel engineer and architect who helped construct two of the major Great Lakes bridge crossings between the United States and Canada.

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  • Ten Burning Buses

    One researcher is using Bentley collections to spotlight anti-civil rights terrorism – including a 1971 bus bombing in Pontiac, Michigan – and racially motivated crimes that too often went unsolved.

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  • Color Our Collections

    Every year in February, libraries, archives, and museums all over the world share free coloring pages based on the materials in their collections through an event called “Color Our Collections.” Come see what the Bentley has gathered!

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  • Athletics History is Michigan History

    Preserving sports history for past, present, and future Wolverines is a big part of the Bentley Historical Library’s work. But to keep sports history alive and accessible, the archive needs your help.

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