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News Stories

  • Live as Brothers, or Die as Fools

    MLK came to Ann Arbor to speak at U-M just once, in 1962. Rarely seen documents from the Bentley Historical Library shed light on the leader’s legendary visit.

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  • Ping Pong Diplomacy and Other Research Topics

    A host of exciting topics will be the subject of investigation by Bentley research fellows, the latest group of whom was awarded more than $10,000 in collective funds to study holdings at the Library.

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  • Online Registration Comes to the Bentley

    Our archives might be historical, but our registration system no longer is. On January 7, the Bentley will launch a new online registration system that offers users myriad benefits including the ability to request materials online and a streamlined duplication request process.

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  • Building a Culture of Sport on Campus

    A new Bentley exhibit showcases how Michigan built its athletic traditions beginning in 1860. In conjunction with U-M’s Sport and the University theme semester, the Bentley Historical Library is pleased to present a new exhibit, “Building a Culture of Sport on Campus.” For many of its earliest students, U-M could not be considered a great university… Complete Story

  • 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… Complete Story

  • Mapping Restoration

    A new map in the Bentley’s collections gets some much-needed attention. In the Bentley’s state-of-the-art conservation lab, Bentley archivist Ann Ringia is working on a map that, if stood on end, would be taller than Ann herself. “Flow Line Traverse at Ypsilanti, Michigan” shows a meandering Huron River and meticulously hand-written survey data points. The first… Complete Story