August 13, 2020

Bentley Historical Library

  1. May 11, 2020

    Bentley Library seeks to archive U-M’s pandemic experiences

    The Bentley Historical Library, well known for its archives chronicling the history of the state of Michigan and U-M, recently launched an effort to collect the varied COVID-19 experiences of students, staff and faculty.

  2. December 9, 2019

    New history portal explores stories of U-M’s varied past

    A doorway to U-M’s past is wide open with the launch of the History of U-M website, a new online history portal that explores the university’s impact throughout the decades.

  3. October 28, 2019

    New lecture series covers assorted aspects of U-M history

    From the controversial decision to admit women in 1870 to the Black Action Movement of a century later, a new campus lecture series will explore a diversity of chapters from U-M’s history.

  4. November 6, 2018

    New Bentley digital archive highlights Detroit’s Jewish history

    The Bentley Historical Library has launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News.

  5. October 11, 2018

    Bentley digitizes records for Afroamerican and African studies

    The Bentley Historical Library has digitized the records of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, giving online access to the department’s history.

  6. August 29, 2018

    Gary Krenz named director for post-bicentennial planning

    Gary D. Krenz, formerly executive director of U-M’s Bicentennial Office, has been appointed director for post-bicentennial planning at the Bentley Historical Library.

  7. April 17, 2017

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

    The Bentley Historical Library is working to uncover and collect the names and life stories of all the African-American students who attended U-M from its founding to the Black Action Movement in 1970.

  8. March 31, 2017

    Bentley Historical Library digitizes 12 decades of Michigan Daily history

    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.

  9. September 22, 2016

    Former U.S. Rep. David Camp donates papers to Bentley Library

    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.

  10. November 5, 2015

    Former Sen. Carl Levin donates archive to Bentley 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 Bentley Historical Library.