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Bentley Historical Library records: 1919 - 2014 (Majority of material found within 1970 - 2002)
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Audio-Visual Material [subgrp]

The Audio-Visual Material series (1967-2011, circa 6 linear feet) contains five subseries: Bentley Publication Production Files, Works of Art: Inventory and Object Files, Photographs, Audiotapes and Videotapes, DVDs, Digital Media and Films.

 
Bentley Publication Production Files [series]

The Bentley Publication Production Files series (1988-2007, 1 linear foot) consists of early drafts and electronic final drafts of a number of Bentley Library publications including Bentley Bulletins. One particularly well-documented publication is The Book of Days which was both a publication and an exhibit. There is a separate finding aid for the Bentley's publications, which should be consulted for the complete run of printed materials

Box   51  
Bentley Library Annual Report 2004-2005
Box   51  
Bentley Library Annual Report 2004-2005
 
Bentley Library History
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The Bentley Historical Library: Its History and Purpose October 2004 [access item]
  Online  
Posner Prize Documents 2002-2004 [access item]
  Online  
Map of the Territories of Michigan and Ouisconsin Photograph Identifications undated [access item]
 
Book of Days

(see also photographs in Box 10)

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Exhibit 1988
Box   51  
Readings at Exhibit Opening 1988
Box   51  
Hamer/Kegan Award 1988
Box   51  
Notes and Correspondence
Box   51  
Photographic Prints and Labels Not Used
Box   51  
Photocopies
Box   51  
Publicity 1988
Box   51  
Century of Connectivity at the University of Michigan publication 2007
 
Not Perfect, But Just Right: Craven Captions, Forward, Tour and pictures

(Includes a publication and its forward and captions. The publication was written by James W. Craven about the conservation lab at the Bentley Historical Library.)

  Online  
Bulletin and Documents 2003

(Includes a publication and its forward and captions. The publication was written by James W. Craven about the conservation lab at the Bentley Historical Library.)

[access item]
  Online  
Photographs 2003 [access item]
Box   51  
Presidential Library Comes to Ann Arbor 2007
  Online  
Scanned Images

(Includes some of the scans found in the published work.)

[access item]
Box   51  
UM and China 1845-2006
Box   51  
[See box 53 for publication photographs]
 
Works of Art: Inventory and Object Files [series]

The Works of Art: Inventory and Object Files, 1962-2014, bulk 1975-1987 (1 linear foot) are a set of inventory files describing Bentley art objects. Documentation includes Painting Report Forms, catalogue sheet, notes on the piece of artwork and its acquisition, appraisal, artist biography notes and articles, some photographs of the artwork, and some correspondence about the art work. These files were initially created by archivist May Davis Hill and were not maintained after her departure. One file from 2014 details the framed artwork displayed at the Bentley as of that date.

Box   52  
Bicentennial Inventory of American Paintings Executive before 1914 National Collection of Fine Arts 1976
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Guide to the Works of Art in Public Areas, Bentley Library January 1976
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Inventory of Framed Art at the Bentley 2011-2014
 
Object Files
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African Mask (Egung Mask) 19-20th Century
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African Torso (female) 19th Century
 
American, Unknown Artist
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Portrait of Dr. Ephraim Adams, 19th Century
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Portrait of John Allen (1796-1851)
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Portrait of Abel Bingham, 19th Century
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Portrait of Henry Crapo, 19th Century
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Governors of Michigan 1805-1873
Box   52  
Jackson Wagon Sunflower Band, 19th Century
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John Monteith and Family (ambrotype)
Box   52  
Medical Building, University of Michigan (photograph), 19th century
Box   52  
Portrait of Steven T. Mason
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Portrait of Polly Palmer Root, 19th Century
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Portrait of Erastus Root, 19th Century
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Portrait of James Fairbairn Smith (negatives)
Box   52  
View of New Baltimore, 19th Century
 
Decorative Arts
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Bandolier (Native American), 19th Century
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Bonisteel--Sofa and Chairs, 19th Century
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Ch'ing Pai Bowl, Sung Dynasty (960-1280 A.D.)
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Dutch, Tiles (tulip design), 18-19th Century
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Kendi Spouted Vase, 19th Century
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Ladle, Tiffany & Co., 20th Century
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Rugs (general) (2 folders)
Box   52  
Rug (Persian), 19th Century
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Rug (Yazd), 20th Century
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Rug (Caucasus), 19th Century
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Tapestry (French or Flemish) circa 1500
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Tea Service (Silver) 1976
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Vase with Masonic symbols, 20th Century
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Vase, Royal Copenhagen 1976
 
Artist Name (Known)
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Bates, Marston, drawings
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Bainbridge, P.J. 1817-1881
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Balch (after Goodwin), Vistus James G. Birney
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Bradish, Alvah, Portraits of Douglas Houghton
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Bradish, Alvah, Portraits of Abraham Lincoln
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Brown, E., Jr.
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Burger, R. (Lithograph)
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Clark School Diploma
 
Cropsey, J.F.
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General
Box   52  
Leggett after View of Ann Arbor
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Object File, Detroit Observatory
Box   52  
Object File, University of Michigan campus
Box   52  
Sketchbook
Box   52  
View of University of Michigan campus (pencil)
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Cushing, George (Glass Discs)
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de Lery, J.G.C. (after de Lery) Map of Detroit
Box   52  
Dolan, Cartoons (P.A. Hart Collection)
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Edwards, W.J. (Lewis Cass Portrait)
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Gentilly, Head of F.M. Casto (bronze)
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Goodrich, Osman Dewey 1808-1887
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Graf, Fred, cartoon, (P.A. Hart collection)
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Hansen, Ralph, portrait of R.W. Fleming
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Haynie, Hugh, cartoon (P.A. Hart collection)
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Hickham after de Lery map (carte de la riviere du Detroit)
Box   52  
Hinschelwood, Robert, City of Detroit A.C. Warren 1872
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Hunt, Richard, Historical Circle Peregrine Section
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Ives, Lewis Tomas, Portrait of Aaron Burr Maynard
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Keesee, Vincent, Oil painting of Stellanova Osborn at Duck Island
Box   52  
Kent, Rockwell, Vulcan
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Kidjel, M., Portrait of Frank Murphy
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Krumbien, JR
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Lorch, Emil 1870-1963
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Maniscalco, Portrait of Arthur H. Vandenberg
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Maniscalco, Portrait of Louis G. VanderVelde
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Mason, Stevens T. Portrait (posthumous copy)
Box   52  
Mead, Adeline B., View of the Michigan University from the NE
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Melchers, Gary, Portrait of Chase S. Osborn
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Moore, S., Portrait of Thomas McIntyre Cooley
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Norman, DoLoria Work from Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet"
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Ohrn, David W., President's House terrace
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Parker, Jordan A., cartoon (P.A. Hart Collection)
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Parsons, Charles, Detroit, Michigan (panoramic view)
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Philippine, Portrait of Jose Rizal 1861-1896
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Poinier, Art, cartoon (P.A. Hart collection)
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Queen, James F., Washington lithograph
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Rasmussen, Geraldine
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Roedel, H., Ora Labora, Michigan
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Rogers, Katie J., Portrait of Mina Mae Doty
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Rogers, Winifred, Portrait of Stella Brunt Osborn
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Rosenthal, L.N., Camp Union (Lithograph) 1861
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Sartain, Samuel, Crapo Engraving
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Schlatter, William and Michael
 
Shaw, Horatio W.
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Campus and Town (Etchings)
Box   52  
General
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Robert Frost (Drawing)
Box   52  
Shaw Cabin, Michigan Territory
Box   52  
Shaw Homestead, Dover, Michigan
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University of Michigan-Notables (Etchings)
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Smith, Alvin, Portrait of Stevens T. Mason
 
Sullivan, Louis H.
Box   52  
Conservation Records
Box   52  
Drawings
Box   52  
Exhibit Catalog Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament, Chicago Historical Society (items lent for exhibit) 1986-1987
Box   52  
General
Box   52  
Tarbell
Box   52  
Tenny, Mark Wayland
Box   52  
Thom, Robert Freemasonry's Role in the Founding of the University of Michigan 1967
Box   52  
Tiede, M., Astronomical Clock circa 1853-1854
Box   52  
Valzman, School of Music Building
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Von Kann, Kitty, Portrait of Wilber M. Brucker (oil)
Box   52  
Walsh, P. Detroit from the Straits, (reproduction)
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Walk-in-the Water (lithograph)
Box   52  
Williams, G. Mennen (Drawings from the Collection of G. Mennen Williams)
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Woodware, Bechthold
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Wenner, Violet B., Portrait of Floyd Starr
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Whipple, S.A. Champion (chromolithograph)
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Yost, Eunice F., Portrait of Frank Murphy
Box   52  
Young, Portrait of Gerald R. Ford
 
Photographs 1967-1998 [series]

Included in the Photographs series are images documenting the construction of the BHL and various ceremonies and dedications commemorating the building in the early 1970s, including several interior and exterior views by Balthazar Korab. There are also a number of files of photographs of major exhibits mounted by BHL staff, copy prints and negatives of images used in BHL publications, and informal snapshots of events, visitors and staff. The Audiotapes and Videotapes, Films, DVD's, and Digital Media series document dedications, important meetings and events, and the laying of the cornerstone for the Bentley Library. There are two accessions of Photographs (1967-1998) and (1995-2009) and two accessions of Audiotapes and Videotapes (1971-1991) and 1987-1999).

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Bentley Library
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Architectural Drawings and Site Photographs (includes North Campus views)
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Construction
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Courtyard (Peter Yates images) 1998
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Exteriors

(includes Balthazar Korab images)

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Interiors

(includes Balthazar Korab images)

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Transparencies 1987-1988
Box   53  
William L. Clements Library
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Horace H. Rackham Building
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Willow Run Storage
 
Ceremonies, Dedications, etc.
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Opening of Bids 1972
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Masonic Check Presentation March 16, 1972
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Friends Meeting May 4, 1972
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Groundbreaking Ceremony August 2, 1972
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President's Club Meeting September 29, 1972
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Cornerstone Laying November 17, 1972
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Dedication Luncheon and Reception May 2, 1974
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Reading Room Dedication May 3, 1974
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Development Council Meeting May 23, 1974
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Dedications: Delta Sigma Delta Room October 1974 and Vander Velde Portrait, April 1975 1974-1975
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Vander Velde Memorial Services November 6, 1975
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Starr Room Dedication September 17, 1977
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Stella Osborn Honorary Degree Reception August 18, 1978
Box   53  
Ford Library Groundbreaking Tea 1979 GRF Visits, 1974, 1977 1974-1979
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Friends Tea September 20, 1984
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Pugh, Mary Jo, Farewell Party (includes photographs) December 1984
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50th Anniversary of the MHC 1985
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Roscoe Bonisteel Portrait Unveiling January 9, 1987
Box   53  
Robert M. Warner Portrait Unveiling 1989
Box   53  
Collections arriving at the Library (Copeland, Ford, etc.)
 
Exhibit Photographs
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Sesquicentennial Exhibit (Rackham) 1967

(copy prints separately cataloged as University of Michigan Sesquicentennial Celebration Exhibition photograph collection)

Box   53  
Gerald R. Ford Exhibit 1979
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University President's Exhibit 1980

(copy prints separately cataloged as University President's Exhibition photograph collection)

Box   53  
Black Detroit and the Great Migration 1991
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Football 1994
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General Prints and Negatives 1988-1999 (5 folders)

(includes Friends Meetings, Foreign Exchanges, Miscellaneous events, Snapshots, Visitors)

 
Publication Copy Prints, Negatives, etc
Box   53  
Ann Arbor. Pictorial History of Ann Arbor 1974 (7 envelopes)
Box   53  
Balita Mula Maynila 1971
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Book of Days, Images 1987 (35 folders)
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Book of Days, Transparencies 1987 (39 envelopes)
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The Finns in the United States 1976
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Immigration Sources 1979
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Michigan Social History 1987
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Microfilm Edition of Temperance and Prohibition Papers, Guide 1977
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More Than a Handsome Box 1995
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President's House 1996
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What Is It (brochure)
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The Early Years of the University of Michigan Medical School: The Upjohn Family Experience 1982
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Various publications 1990-1994
Box   53  
Staff Photographs and Snapshots, including early pre-Bentley photographs, post-1974 staff photographs, and 1998 trip to Nanjing, China
 
Bentley Library
Box   71  
Construction
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Exteriors 1999
 
International
Box   71  
Bentley delegation to Russia 1994
Box   71  
Chinese exchanges circa 2009
 
General
Box   71  
Kellogg Foundation 1985
Box   71  
Observatory Clock undated
Box   71  
Research Fellowship Program for the Study of Modern Archives 1983-1989 (7 folders)
 
Publication Copy Prints
Box   71  
Ann Arbor's First Lady: Events in the life of Ann I. Allen 1998
Box   71  
Membership Brochure Photographs 2000
 
Staff photographs
Box   71  
1998, undated
Box   71  
2000
  Online  
2013

(Includes images of facilities and collections)

(.ZIP file) [view item]
 
Audiotapes and Videotapes 1971-1991 [series]

The Audiotapes and Videotapes, and Films series document dedications, important meetings and events, and the laying of the cornerstone for the Bentley Library.

Box   54  
Roger Heyns, Friends Meeting November 17, 1971 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   54  
Bentley Historical Library Dedication/groundbreaking ceremony 1973 (1 audiotape (reel-to-reel, 7 in., 3 3/4 ips))
Box   54  
G. M. Williams Room Dedication 1975 (1 audiotape (reel-to-reel, 7 in., 3 3/4 ips))
Box   54  
Lewis G. Vander Velde Memorial Service November 6, 1975 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   54  
Chase S. Osborn Room Dedication October 3, 1976 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   54  
Robben Fleming and Robert Warner, WUOM re: Ford Library 1976 December 14 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 5 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([87245-SR-1-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(Robben Fleming and Robert Warner regarding the announcement of the Ford Library coming to the University of Michigan.) [access item]
Box   54  
Floyd Starr Room Dedication, September 18, 1977 (1 audiocassettes, 1 audiotape (reel-to-reel, 7 in., 3 3/4 ips))
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Prentiss M. Brown Room Dedication October 16, 1977 (1 reel: 7 in., 3 3/4ips)
Box   54  
Fritz Crisler, Friends of the Michigan Historical Collections 1979 November 13 (Audio Reel-to-Reel, 7 inch, 7 1/2 ips)
  Online  
[Part 1] ([87245-SR-2-1]) [Digitized audio files are only available in the Bentley Historical Library reading room on designated Bentley Library computers.]
(To Friends of the Michigan Historical Collections at Bentley Library, November 13, 1979. Introduction by Harlan Hatcher, Moderator Robert M. Warner) [access item]
Box   54  
History of Michigan Seminar and Tea with the Presidents' Wives at the Bentley Historical Library (2 audiocassettes)

(A tea and conversation with the wives of two former University of Michigan Presidents and the current President (at the time of recording), including Anne Hatcher, Sally Fleming, and Vivian Shapiro, as part of the Seminars on Michigan History series hosted by the Bentley Historical Library. They discuss their lives and roles leading up to and during their husbands' presidencies.)

 
Tape 1
  Online  
[Side 1] ([87245-SR-11-1]) [access item]
  Online  
[Side 2] ([87245-SR-11-2]) [access item]
 
Tape 2
  Online  
[Side 1; no Side 2] ([87245-SR-12-1]) [access item]
Box   54  
Kathy Koehler, WJR re: Student Life Exhibit "Talegate Party" November 21, 1987 (1 audiocassettes)
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Tom Hemingway, Narration of "Moving Archives," 1991 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   54  
Margot Halsted, Band Carillon 1990 (1 audiocassettes)
Box   54  
2nd European Conference on Archives 1989 (12 audiocassettes)

(includes Conference program)

Box   54  
Provenance and Hierarchy: Archival Principles of Organization and Description featuring Mary Jo Pugh. (2 videotapes (U-matic))
 
Tape 1 ([87245-30])
 
Tape 2 ([87245-31])
Box   54  
Michigan Media Panel Discussion November 8, 1990 ([87245-32]) (2 videotapes (VHS (TM)))
Box   54  
70th Anniversary Commemoration of Michigan Greenland Expeditions March 26, 1996 ([87245-34]) (1 videotape (VHS (TM)))
Box   54  
Jim Craven, Fran Blouin, C-Span Book Notes 1998 ([87245-35]) (1 videotape (VHS (TM)))
Box   71  
Edited Video Prepared by Chinese Delegation, (VHS) Summer 1999 ([87245-51])
Box   71  
Providing a Future for the Past, by UMI (VHS) (13 minutes) [An accompanying note indicates that it features Bentley Director Francis Blouin and relates to preservation microfilming] 1990 ([87245-52])
Box   71  
C-SPAN -- Tour of the Bentley Library (VHS) undated ([87245-53])
Box   71  
WJR "Night Time Detroit" featuring Hal Youngblood and Francis X. Blouin (audiocassette) 1987
Box   71  
Radio interview with Ruth Bordin re: Washtenaw County: An Illustrated History, (audiocassette) 1988
 
Digital Materials [series]
  Online  
Alice Greenwald, Passion on All Sides: Planning a Memorial Museum at Ground Zero March 15, 2007 [Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library]

(Contains a video recording of a Whitesell Lecture from the Museum Studies 2007 Colloquium "Exhibiting Controversy.")

[access item]
  Online  
Scientific Club-Azazels Dinner December 2008 [Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library]

(Contains a video recording of James Duderstadt presenting to the Scientific and Azazel faculty clubs regarding the University of Michigan Bicentennial. Additionally, Francis Blouin speaks related to the biographical information in the Faculty Database Heritage Project.)

[access item]
 
Out of the Blue: The Michigan Difference 2010
  Online  
Episode 306: Peace Corps, Bentley Historical Library, and Dust Storms – Nilton Renno  [Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library] [access item]
  Online  
Episode 308: Green Brewery, North Quad, and Jim Craven  [Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library] [access item]
  Online  
Reception in Honor of Milo Radulovich December 14, 2008 [Access to this material is restricted to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library] [access item]
  Online  
State Archives Administration of China-Bentley Historical Library 2010 Joint Seminar on Archival Methods October 2010 [access item]
  Online  
China 2011

(Digital photographs taken by Laura and Rex Patterson relating to Bentley delegation's trip to China.)

[access item]
 
Films Circa 1972-1974 [series]
 
Bentley Historical Library undated
Box   71  
Building Site ([87245-41]) (1 film reels (16mm))
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Construction ([87245-38]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   71  
Rackham Offices ([87245-39]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   71  
Willow Run ([87245-40]) (1 film reels (16mm))
 
Michigan Historical Collections undated
Box   55  
Banquet, Groundbreaking Parade, and Masons, Part 1 ([87245-44]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   55  
Construction and Rackham Offices, Part 2 ([87245-45]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   55  
Moving Out and In, Part 3 ([87245-46]) (1 film reels (16mm))
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Dedication, Part 4 ([87245-47]) (1 film reels (16mm))
 
Michigan Historical Collections - Moving Preparations and New Building 1972
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Cornerstone ([87245-48]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   71  
Erecting Shelving ([87245-50]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   71  
Rackham and Moving In ([87245-49]) (1 film reels (16mm))
 
Michigan Historical Society - Bentley Dedication Ceremonies May 2-3, 1974
Box   71  
Part 1 ([87245-36]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   55  
Part 2 ([87245-37]) (1 film reels (16mm))
 
Moving Out and Moving In undated
Box   55  
Groundbreaking Int. and Ext. ([87245-42]) (1 film reels (16mm))
Box   55  
UM Michigan Historical Society ([87245-43]) (1 film reels (16mm))