Batter up

People enjoy America’s pastime on campus at mid-20th century, with the U-M Veterans Readjustment Center building in the background. From the collection of Raymond Waggoner, chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 1937-70. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (44 years ago)

New Matthaei Botanical Gardens director Professor Erich E. Steiner began upgrading the supporting and service staff to a higher skilled or professional level to best present broadened programs and opportunities. This was accomplished slowly because of budgetary strictures and as vacancies occurred. Positions such as chief horticulturist, collections botanist, superintendent of buildings and grounds and greenhouse supervisor, were established and filled.

— From “The University of Michigan: An Encyclopedic Survey”


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