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July 18, 2019

Bentley Historical Library

October 11, 2018

Bentley digitizes records for Afroamerican and African studies

The University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library has digitized the records of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, giving online access to the department’s history as well as archival material relating to black activism and to organizations of interest to black students, faculty and staff.

April 17, 2017

Bentley project uncovers untold history of African-Americans at U-M

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.

October 13, 2015

Bentley Historical Library makes Kevorkian papers open to public

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.

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