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The Bentley Historical Library is a place of rich heritage and new discoveries. Come read about our treasures: in the archive, on display, and through the lens of our experts.

News Stories

  • The Elegant Philosophy of Ones and Zeros

    The University of Michigan College of Engineering in the 1930s was the perfect environment to nurture Claude Shannon’s curious mind. Aspects of Shannon’s U-M experience can be found in the archives, before he became the “father of information theory.”

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  • Decolonizing U-M Philippine Collections

    The Bentley Historical Library is part of a new cross-campus project to disclose the harmful ways Philippine collections came to U-M, and to begin reparation work on these important materials. The project includes researchers, students, librarians, archivists, and more.

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