Arthur H. Vandenberg papers: 1884-1974 (bulk 1915-1951)
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information:

In 1963, Arthur H. Vandenberg Jr. donated the papers of his father to the William Clements Library of the University of Michigan. In 1974, with the permission of the family, the papers were transferred to the Bentley Historical Library. Donor no. 5425

Access Restrictions:

Although the collection is open to research without restriction, researchers (except with special permission) must use the microfilm of those portions of the collection that have been filmed.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see:


Donor(s) have not transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Alternate Format:

This finding aid describes those portions of the Vandenberg papers that have been microfilmed as well as that material, such as photographs and sound recordings, that has not been microfilmed. The microfilm can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Arthur H. Vandenberg Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Processing Information:

In 2016, following conservation efforts, oversize photographs and cartoons were relocated to a drawer. As a result, Box 9 was eliminated.

In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.