Bentley Historical Library
November 9, 2020
James William Craven (“Jim”) was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and died there at his home on Sept. 17, 2020. In 1949, he entered an apprenticeship at the U-M Bindery, beginning more than 62 years of employment with the university.
May 11, 2020
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.
December 9, 2019
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.
October 28, 2019
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.
November 6, 2018
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.
October 11, 2018
The Bentley Historical Library has digitized the records of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, giving online access to the department’s history.
August 29, 2018
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.
April 17, 2017
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.
March 31, 2017
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.
September 22, 2016
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.