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Fall 2019

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  • Voices from the Philippines

    A history professor and her undergraduate research fellows bring fresh eyes to the fraught history of American imperialism in the Philippines.

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  • Out of the Shadows

    Alice Chipman Dewey was a philosopher, social reformer, educator, pioneer, and among the earliest women to graduate from U-M. Her incredible legacy has been historically overshadowed by that of her husband, John Dewey, though research and papers at the Bentley are now helping define Alice in her own right.

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  • Writing Aunt Lulu

    During World War II, Lulu Middleton wrote letters to service men and women, sending along advice, cookies, candy and ultimately a connection to home in Michigan.

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  • Cropsey Up Close

    The earliest paintings of U-M’s campus have been scanned into the 21st century.

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  • The Case of the Missing Mastodon

    A mastodon was discovered in 1934, and its bones came to the University of Michigan. But what happened to them after that remains a mystery.

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  • Three Generations of Michigan Connections

    Betty Bishop has trusted the materials of her family’s Michigan legacy, stretching back to the 1800s, to the Bentley Historical Library.

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  • A Revolutionary Change

    On January 5, 1870, the University Board of Regents passed a resolution that paved the way for coeducation at Michigan. In 2020, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of this remarkable change.

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