Ben K. Bentley Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator -
Bentley, Ben Knight
Ben K. Bentley collection
circa 1880-1890
0.5 Cubic feet , 36 photographs

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing,Michigan".

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Born circa 1869, Ben K. Bentley of Marshall, Michigan graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1890 and was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. From 1891 to 1897, Bentley worked as a salesman in a Denver clothing store before becoming a merchant in Denver from 1897 to 1900. Bentley returned to Michigan and settled in Marshall, Michigan as a farmer. In 1930, Bentley resided in Ceresco, Michigan.

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Scope and Contents note

The Ben K. Bentley Collection contains photographs of members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 2010

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Iota Chapter (Michigan State University).
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1890.
  • Michigan State University.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bentley, Ben Knight
  • Higbie, Marie

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Collection Inventory




Michigan State University. Athletics. Baseball. Team portrait 

Michigan State University. Military science. Students in uniform. 

People. Baker, Ray Stannard. 

People. Bunnell, Horace L. 

People. Chase, George L. (?) 

People. Churchill Lemuel. 

People. Cooney, Edward G. 

People. Delsarmo, Henry J. 

People. Earle, John W. 

People. Free, Francis J. 

People. Lodeman, Ernest G. 

People. McGrath, Francis T. 

People. Moore, Alexander. 

People. Niswander, Frank J. 

People. O’Bannon, John W. 

People. Palmer, Walter S. 

People. Rohnert, Waldo. 

People. Root, Orlando J. 

People. Seibert, Franklin M. 

People. Toumey, James W. 

People. Unidentified (9) 

People. VanDervoort, William H. 

Recreation. Camping. (5) 

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