Bentley Historical Library

  1. January 11, 2024

    UMSI students design makeover for Bentley Historical Library

    Three School of Information students have designed a makeover for the Bentley Historical Library in an effort to make the physical and digital spaces mirror the approachability of its staff.

  2. February 16, 2023

    Alexis A. Antracoli to become Bentley Historical Library director

    Alexis A. Antracoli, an experienced historian, archival expert and diversity, equity and inclusion champion, has been named director of the Bentley Historical Library.

  3. January 9, 2023

    Panel to look at Washtenaw County’s African American presence

    The lecture and discussion “Before the Black Action Movement: The U-M African American Student Project, Washtenaw County’s Black Communities, and the Struggle for Inclusion” will take place Jan. 16.

  4. August 3, 2022

    Nancy Bartlett named Bentley Historical Library interim director

    Nancy Bartlett, an archivist who has worked in various roles at the Bentley Historical Library for more than three decades has been named the library’s interim director.

  5. June 20, 2022

    U-M Black student database through 1970 is now public

    A new public database of African American students created by U-M documents students who attended U-M between 1853 and as recently as 1970.

  6. March 30, 2022

    Detroit Observatory reopens with new educational potential

    After a three-year expansion project, the Detroit Observatory is ready for the U-M community and public to again explore the stars. An April 8 symposium will feature the observatory’s past, present and future.

  7. March 28, 2022

    Bentley launches African American Student Project

    The Bentley Historical Library has launched a long-term project dedicated to highlighting the history of African Americans at U-M. The centerpiece is a database lof every African American student enrolled between 1853-1956.

  8. March 28, 2022

    Committee named to aid search for next Bentley director

    A nine-member advisory committee of faculty members, staff members and a graduate student has been named to assist with the search for the next director of the Bentley Historical Library.

  9. January 24, 2022

    Library taking steps to remediate harmful metadata language

    The U-M Library, the William L. Clements Library, and the Bentley Historical Library are working to remediate harmful language in the metadata.

  10. November 15, 2021

    Bentley online exhibit explores the rich story of Willis Ward

    An online exhibit at the Bentley Historical Library addresses the infamous benching of Willis Ward during a 1934 football game within a broader context of Ward’s family, community, campus and career.