Puerto Rican leader
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Dr. Jose Celso Barbosa returned to Puerto Rico, practiced medicine, founded the pro-statehood Puerto Rican Republican Party and became known as the father of the Puerto Rican statehood movement.
On the riverbank
Students gather near the Huron River in 1957.
Former 1976 presidential contenders Jimmy Carter and U-M alumnus Gerald R. Ford participated in a 1983 conference at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library on North Campus.
A president’s funeral
Crowds attend a funeral procession for former U-M President James Burrill Angell, on April 3, 1916, along State Street.
Not long after its installation in Regent’s Plaza, people file past artist Bernard (Tony) Rosenthal’s creation, The Cube, acquired by the university in 1968.
Old School: Father Gabriel Richard statue, 1940
Father Gabriel Richard, a French priest assigned in 1798 to French-speaking Detroit, embraced the ideals of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, and was a force behind the founding of the University of Michigan in 1817.
Ingalls Mall fountain sculpture
In his 1940 bronze sculpture “Sunday Morning in Deep Waters,” Carl Milles depicts Father Triton and his sons on a holiday excursion.
Student Room, 1902
Students gather in the spring of 1902 at a room at 517 Washington St.
Black history milestone
Alvin D. Loving in 1956 became the first African-American faculty member to teach University of Michigan students at UM-Flint. He later joined the Ann Arbor campus faculty and served as assistant dean of the School of Education.
Opening ceremonies first
USA Hockey officials said former Wolverine Jack Johnson was the first-ever American National Hockey League player to participate in the opening ceremonies for an Olympics.