THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday; February 2 1977
Page Eight THE MICHIGAN ~AILY Wednesday, February 2, 1977
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Ford papers, perhaps near the
BUT, "WE DON'T just' deal
in the paper's of prominent fig-
ures," points out Richard Dool-
en, assistant director of the
Bentley. "Everyday we receive
old diaries and letters from av-
erage everyday citizens. Some-
times a diary from a farm wife
can be a more valuable histori-
cal paper than a letter signed by
While the original focus of
the library was Michigan his-
tory, it has amassed an impres-
sive collection on non-Michigan
memorabalia. For instance, be-
cause of the diverse interests
and careers of some doners, the
library maintains one of the
finest collections of Phillipine
Library keeps history alive
Inmate fails in suicide-try
papers in the nation.
The library also has bound
issues of many Michigan news-
papers, posters from the temp-
erance movement, tape record-
ings of all WUOM broadcasts
since 1948 and over 200,000 his-
DOOLEN IS PROUD of the
library and it's expanding col-
lection. Interest in history is
growing, .he maintains. "It
grows out of the United States'
maturing sense that history
wasn't just the doings of white
Anglo-Saxon Protestant men -
there's an interest in what ev-
eryday ordinary people did and
The Bentley Library was or-
iginally located in the Rack-
ham Building, but several years
ago library patrons began col-
lecting funds to erect a sepa-
rate building for the collection.
Former Michigan Congressman
Alvin Bentley made the largest
donation and, accordingly the
new library was named after
When construction of the Bent-
ley began, prominent families
as well as interested organiza-
tions were able to "purchase"
various rooms and offices in the
library to decorate. These rooms
are miniature museums, each
depicting events and interests in
a prominent person's life.
A LOUNGE has been decora-
ted by a dental fraternity -
Delta Sigma Delta - which
originated at the University.
Along one wall a glass case
displays old fraternity pins, yel-
lowing souveniers from social
activities, old dental tools and
p~laster casts of teth.Poo
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s stare down from their
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library rooms honor
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and Samuel Charles
Osborne, a prominent Michigan
Although the library was
constructed with private funds,
the University pays for its op-
eration. Special projects, how-
ever, are funded by grants
from private agencies. The
Friends of the Michigan Histor-
ical Collection, a group com-
posed of alumni and others with
special ties to the University,
also raises money for library
MOST LIBRARY users are
graduate students but, Doolen
says, not all are studying his-
tory. Students of urban plan-
ning, sociology, journalism and
library science also find valu-
able information among the li-
brary's letters, posters and
Users must consult the lib-
rary's extensive card cata-
logue to decide which docu-,
ments they want. Then, since
users are not allowed in the
stacks, library staff members
retrieve the material.
The 25 members of the Bent-
ley Library staff include a ref-
erence librarian, a book binder,
cataloguers and a field repre-
sentative who travels through-
out Michigan searching for
new items to add to the collec-
tion. However, most papers the
library receives are donated.
Items are rarely purchased, ex-
cept for books such as county
histories which are sold by
D O O L E N, originally a!
field representative for the li-
brary, says people will fre-
quently give their personal pa-
pers to the library without be- [
ing asked: "One family will
donate their papers, a friend
will hear about it and write us
"When we get some of our
donations they've just come out
of garages, barns and attics.
The library has a fmrimating
machine which eliminates
mold, mildew and other foreign
substances from the paners.
One collection had mouse drop-
pings," Doolen recalls, "But I
guess that's part of our natural
Once donations are fumigat-
ed they are placed in acid-free
folders and an index is created
for them. Collections are then
stored in protective boxes.
Many of the smaller collections
are stored in only one small box
but others such as the Romney
papers are in 800 boxes.
THE BENTLEY collection is
priceless. "I couldn't even be-
gin to put a cash value on it,"
Doolen says. "Libraries like this
don't think in those terms and
it's time the public didn't ei-,
Many precautions are taken
to protect the collection, includ-
ing extensive fire detection and
extinguishing systems. If a fire
were to ignite, a halon gas
would be released and deprive
the blaze of oxygen-extinguish-
ing it in seconds.
"We can't use an ordinary
sprinkling system," Doolen
says. "Water would do as much
damage to the collection as
BUT, DOOLEN hesitates to
name a prize of the Bentley col-
lection because "different peo-
ple value different things."tHow-
ever, he feels the collection of
civil war diaries is among the
The Bentley has also recently
procured some original manu-
scripts of Ernest Hemingway's
short stories from the estate of
the late editor of Esquire maga-
zine, Arnold Gingrich.
Ben ley Library is now ex-
panding its collection to incpde
film and audio recordings. "A
lot of what used to come :n on1
paper is now on tape or is vis-
ual," Doolen says. "We're aiso
trying to reduce bulk by -re-
serving some things on micro-
"It's important to preserve
current history now," he adds.
"Many Civil War papers have
been saved but we have no hing
from the Spanish-American
War. We're now receiving pa-
pers from groups involved in
current social issues such as pro
and anti-abortion and the peace
movement of the late 1960's." t
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Two weeks ago Edward Hugh-4
es, a 27-year-old Ypsilanti man,
hanged, himself in his Washte-
naw County Jail cell. Shortly
before his death, -hethad been
diagnosed as 'potentially suici-
dal" during a routine exam to
see if he was competent to standl
trial. Hughes' suicide is present-,
ly under investigation by Prose-
cuting Attorney --William Del-'
Officials refused to name the1
newly-arrested man. He is be-
ing charged with using a bad
credit card, Carlson said.
"THIS PERSON obviously
needs help," Fournier said, "We
knew that when he was broughti
Fournier also said that issu-1
ing the man a razor invblvedc
no more risk than giving him
a bar of soap or a plate of foodt
- items with which he could
"If a guy is really going to
do it (commit suicide), unless
you have him completely with
nothing, he's going to do it,"
THE MAN WAS returned to
his cel late yesterday afternoon!
after medical treatment at Uni-
versity Hospital, Fournier said.
The man also underwent a men-
tal health examination at the
hospital's Neuropsychiatric In-
stitute, but Fournier had not
yet received its evaluation, he
The man was in an "agitated
state" upon arrest and arrival
at the jail on Monday, accord-
ing to Fournier. The jail admin-
istrator placed him in a special
block of four cells which re-
ceive 15-minute-interval checks.
The normal interval check is 30
According to Fournier, the pri-
soner wasissued a razor inthe
morning, broke it off and cut
himself, while an officer stood
25 to 30 feet away.
FOURNIER DREW a distinc-
tion between a person who real-
ly wants to die and a person
who is crying for help, plac-
ing the newly-arraigned prison-
er in the second category. "If
a person makes an attempt and
you had ample time to save
him, then he doesn't really want
"An awful lot of people say
they want to commit suicide,"
Fournier added. "But this does-
n't mean the minute you turn
your back they're going to do
Fournier said "suicidal" is
a broad, general term under
which 80 per' cent of the popu-
lation could fall.
Regents will decide on
proposed dorm rate hike
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solidation and brought it backc
up to 8.4 per cent." ,
RATES AT BAITS and Ox-i
ford Housing will rise even
more. The committee recom-
mended an average increase of
14 per cent at Baits and 16.2
per cent at Oxford.,.
Unlike the "traditional"
dorms, neither Baits nor Ox-
for maintains its own meal,
serrice, which Di Mattia said
helps produce income for some
dorms. Oxford also has had
trouble filling its rooms.
The committee also recom-
mended closing the snack bar
at Baits, which Di Mattia call-
ed "a real loser."
OFF - CAMPUS HOUSING
prices are also expected to rise
next fall; in some buildings as
much as ten per cent. Still,
what is "a good deal" depends
largely on one's taste.
"It really depends on how
you want to live," confessed
Di Mattia. "Could you jive
cheaper (off campus) with five
other people? Yeah, I guess
The increases are only re-
commendations and must be
approved by the Regents. Last
year the Board approved an
8.9 per cent increase, the high-
est in ten years. Two years ago
the Regents did not vote for an
increase, because they felt they
had not had enough time to
study the recommendations.
to ask Regents
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Hayden's MSA were approved last night. elec'ed office was only reim-
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lms to be dividual candidates to receive individual candidates remain at
harge on back all campaign expenses in- $60. A party or slate of candi-
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governing penditures to MSA, will be re- ly limited.
ent proce- imbursed $30. Previously, a can- -Jim Browne, a business
school junior- majoring in ac-
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e a i -ly -After serving as assistant
nt a yelection director last term, Mon-
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as ele'ction director for this
eyear's spring elections. Fowler,
a junior in electrical and com-
puter engineering, will coordin-
ste the MSA elections set for
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