Nine decades ago, Vivian Deborah Wilson arrived at the University of Michigan with dreams of dedicating her life to teaching Latin.
That year, Wilson became part of the legacy of African-American students who attended U-M. At the time, Wilson was one of about a dozen African-American women enrolled at U-M.
The Bentley Historical Library has unveiled 12 decades of Michigan Daily history through a new online database that contains searchable digital copies of the historic newspaper.
David Camp, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2015, has donated the collected materials from his 24 years in office to the Bentley Historical Library.
Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who served from 1979 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 36 years in office to the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library.
The Bentley Historical Library has acquired the papers of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a controversial Detroit-area native best known for his advocacy of physician-assisted suicide and terminal patients' "right to die."
The collection, donated by Kevorkian's niece Ava Janus, comprises materials spanning 1911 to 2014.
After almost 200 years, it's inevitable that some parts of the University of Michigan's history have faded into obscurity. But thanks to a new comprehensive bibliography compiled by the Bentley Historical Library some of those facts are coming back to life.
John D. Dingell Jr., who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from December 1955 to January 2015 — the longest congressional tenure in U.S. history — has donated the collected materials from his 59 years in office to the Bentley Historical Library.
The Bentley Historical Library has received a $355,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to partner with the U-M Library in the development of an end-to-end digital archives workflow.
The Bentley Historical Library is preserving Mary Sue Coleman's legacy through paper and digital documentation stored at the library building on North Campus, and digitally on servers.
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