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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.”

This year, the Bentley has gathered a few images under the tried-and-true themes of campus, football, and squirrels.

Grab your pencils, paints, or crayons and enjoy!

Feel free to share your finished pieces with @UmichBentley on X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram, or use the #ColorOurCollections hashtag.


Early historical U-M campus, 1872, from the University Palladium collection.
>>Download and color.<<

Feeding a squirrel on campus, circa 1905, from the John J. Smolenski scrapbook. >>Download and color.<<

Football fans cheering in the bleachers at Regents Field, 1895, from the Wrinkle, volume 3, no. 4. >>Download and color.<<

The cover of Pilgrim magazine, November 1903, from the James Frederick Lawton papers. >>Download and color.<<