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“Audio, Video, or Images” Resources

Audio, video, or still image content.


  • Start your historical journey into U-M sports! The Bentley is the official archive for the U-M Athletic Department, and our Athletic Archivist has created searchable rosters and other online exhibits about U-M sports.

    Go to Athletics History

  • Deep Blue is the University’s institutional repository. It is digital storage for material such as articles, conference posters, theses, video, and audio recordings. U-M faculty, staff, students, departments, or units can deposit materials here, and anyone can search the database, which includes some Bentley digital collections.

    Go to Deep Blue


  • The Bentley has digitized some full collections or large segments of collections and made them available here. Examples include early records of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and a survey of early female graduates of the University. Check the “online content” tag for digital material dealing with more specific subjects – like our Civil War collections.

    Go to Digitized Collections

  • Many Bentley collections include photographs, maps, drawings, or other items with a strong visual element. We’ve scanned a selection of these items and shared the digital images here for online searching and download.

    Go to Image Bank