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Funding an “Interactive Laboratory”

Bentley Library Joins Victors for Michigan Fundraising Campaign.

The Bentley Historical Library is now part of the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign to collect the materials for and promote the study of the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan.

The Bentley Historical Library is now part of the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign to further the Library’s critical mission collecting the materials for and promoting the study of the histories of two great, intertwined institutions: the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan.

This is the library’s first foray into a U-M campaign. The opportunity will expand on the Bentley’s fundamental role as an interactive laboratory where a range of audiences—including students, faculty, journalists, historians, family researchers, authors, university officials, and more—can access the educative power of the past in order to better evaluate and impact the present.

The Bentley has set a $10 million goal for the campaign, with fundraising priorities in four different areas: Enriching the student experience; renovating library space; promoting and preserving the history of “the Victors”; and making archives available digitally.

To give today, please visit our Giving page.