• Bentley Historical Library

    Arab Liberation Radio

    For 25 years, Radio Tahrir aired interviews with writers, musicians, academics and others—all Arab or Arab American—and became a vital resource for listeners in the New York Region. With archives housed at the Bentley, these interviews can now be heard around the world.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    Love is a Battlefield

    Sarah Emma Edmonds dressed as a man on the battlefield during the Civil War and risked blowing her cover when she confessed her love for a fellow soldier. This strange tale of unrequited love is documented in archived journals at the Bentley and reveals how one woman’s war-time secret finally came to light.

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  • Michigan Today

    The star who skipped every class

    Despite being very prominent at Ferry Field for most of the football season, James Joy Miller, having never formally registered through the University, was not seen in a single class in the fall of 1909. His absence caused much confusion, and is still the interest of Michigan football fans today.

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  • Michigan Today

    Talent to spare, even in a writing class with Arthur Miller

    Sometimes one teacher makes all the difference. That’s how it was for Edmund G. Love, BA ’36, a classic product of the Great Depression.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    “Problem Pregnancies” and Historical Access

    Archived papers at the Bentley show how U-M counseled women on their reproductive options in the early 1970s, prior to Roe v. Wade.

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