The Philippines and the University of Michigan, 1870-1935

The Philippines and the University of Michigan, 1870-1935” explores materials contained at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library related to the US colonial period in the Philippines. The exhibit offers a primer in critical historical methods as much as it offers an introduction to a particular episode in the history of American empire and the history of the Philippines. 

This exhibit is part of Michigan in the World (MITW), a paid undergraduate internship program where students develop online public exhibitions about the history of the University of Michigan and its relationships with the wider world. MITW is coordinated by the U-M History Department in partnership with the Bentley Historical Library and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Project Team

Bentley Michigan in the World Fellows: Iman Ali, Colin Lucero-Dixon, Ilina Krishen, Caroline Martin, Alexander Votta

Faculty Coordinator: Deirdre de la Cruz

Graduate Student Supervisor: Stephanie Fajardo

Public Engagement Manager: Gregory Parker

Archivist: Cinda Nofziger


Alex Votta, Caroline Martin, Colin Lucero-Dixon, Deirdre de la Cruz, Ilina Krishen, Iman Ali, Reggie Galanto, and Steph Fajardo


Cinda Nofziger and Gregory Parker

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Bentley Historical Library and LSA Technology Services