Bentley Historical Library

  1. July 6, 2021

    Bentley’s COVID-19 collection offers varied look at pandemic

    Launched in April 2020, the Bentley Historical Library’s COVID-19 collection includes 265 digital items from more than 150 donors, and archivists are still collecting submissions.

  2. November 9, 2020

    Obituary — James William Craven

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.