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December 17, 2017

Old School

September 28, 2015

Aiding the war effort

Men stand at a booth at the corner of North University Avenue and State Street where women are selling savings bonds during World War II.

September 21, 2015

Dressed for success

Well-dressed students make their way around Central Campus in 1929.

September 14, 2015

First day

Shirley (Dayharsh) Barron and Carol Vestal Allen, U-M School of Nursing Class of 1958, are pictured on their first day of class in 1955. 

September 8, 2015

New beginning

Kasimir Fajans was a Russian chemistry professor of Polish and Jewish origin working in Germany. A top scientist on the cutting edge of radioactive and physical chemistry, he fled after Adolph Hitler became chancellor in 1933. Edward Kraus, LSA dean at U-M, offered Fajans a professorship. He took the job, and worked at U-M until his retirement in 1956.

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.