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August 18, 2017

Old School

August 17, 2015

State Street

Pedestrians and a horse-drawn vehicle are part of the street scene circa 1877 along State Street looking north, at the corner of North University Avenue.

July 27, 2015

Batter up

People enjoy America's pastime on campus at mid-20th century, with the U-M Veterans Readjustment Center building in the background.

July 13, 2015

Postwar housing

A couple with a baby examines temporary U-M student housing following the end of World War II in 1945.

June 22, 2015

Class rings and magazines

A magazine salesman in June 1932 tends to his stand at the Nickels Arcade. A sign advertises University of Michigan official rings.

June 8, 2015


Two University of Michigan theater students act in the 1932 production of the play "Berkley Square."

May 26, 2015

Fighting pernicious anemia

In the 1920s, pernicious anemia was mysterious and deadly. After the disease killed Thomas Henry Simpson in 1923, his wife offered $400,000 to create an institute at U-M devoted to its study and a cure.

May 4, 2015

Classical music legend

Pianist Arthur Rubinstein is pictured backstage with University Musical Society President Gail Rector, on the occasion of one of his UMS performances in the 1950s or '60s at Hill Auditorium.

April 27, 2015

At the gym

Women participate in physical education in 1910, as shown in this photo from the records of the U-M Department of Physical Education for Women.

April 20, 2015

A Different Diag

Artist Adeline B. Mead created this northeast view of the University of Michigan, circa 1854. It shows U-M's location on a flat farm field, the second, less scenic of two options that regents chose from when locating the university.

April 13, 2015

Music master

Aaron Copland waits backstage April 2, 1976, during the United States Bicentennial year before conducting his "Fanfare for the Common Man" at Hill Auditorium.