Find by Partner
We collaborate with a variety of partners in order to preserve and provide access to collected and curated physical materials from the university, region, and beyond.
Digital collections featuring U-M Library collections are focused around materials from our Special Collections Research Center and Asia Library. Our recurring partners from outside the U-M Library system include the Bentley Historical Library, William L. Clements Library, and museums across campus.
U-M Library collections
Our curators recommend materials to be added as digital collections to make them more discoverable and accessible, which also supports providing additional context around these special items.
Collections range from paypri images and catalog records to photographs of radical history in the United States, the Mushi no Utaawase Emaki scroll, and images of maps from the Clark Library collection.
Bentley Historical Library
Our collaborations with the Bentley Historical Library reflect their focus on collecting archival materials relating to the university and state of Michigan.
Highlights include newspapers such as the The Detroit Jewish News Digital Archives and Michigan Daily Digital Archives, as well as papers — correspondence, lectures and lecture notes, personal materials, photographs, and more — from university officials such as James B. Angell, third President of the University of Michigan, and local figures like Warren Petoskey, an Odawa and Lakotah elder.
William L. Clements Library
With emphasis on the Americas and with particular strengths in the 18th and 19th centuries, digital collections created with the William L. Clements Library represent Michigan, as well as many geographic areas and time periods.
You can examine items reflecting African American life (largely dating between 1781 and 1865), muster rolls and more from German regiments who fought in the American Revolutionary War, or materials collected by the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, among others.
Museums across campus
Objects and specimens from campus museums in our digital collections allow worldwide access to physical items that are otherwise often inaccessible.