Bentley Historical Library Celebrates 75 Years as Archive of State, University of Michigan

Posted by admin on Sep 25, 2010

Francis X. Blouin, director of the Bentley Historical Library, his colleagues, the university and the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the Bentley’s 75th anniversary with a “Made in Michigan” concert at Hill Auditorium on Sunday. Fitting the “Made in Michigan” theme of the Bentley’s 75th anniversary, the Ann Arbor-based artists will perform pieces written by Michigan composers. Even U-M President Mary Sue Coleman will be in the house.

“I was here for the 50th anniversary, when the theme was ‘Documenting Michigan,’ featuring the manuscripts of Michigan-based authors,” Blouin explained. “For the 75th, we wanted something that would highlight the music of Michigan, much of which is in our archives,” including the papers of composers like William Albright, William Bolcom and Joan Morris.

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