Old School: Art Fair

Children look on as an artist works on a wood figure at the 1972 Ann Arbor Art Fair. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (93 years ago)

The new vitality and surge of the university quickly found expression in a broadened scope of teaching. A separate School of Education was created on July 1, 1921, with Professor Allen S. Whitney as dean. It trained upperclassmen to become teachers and granted a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Teachers in the state had long agitated for this development at the university, even though there were four teacher-training normal colleges in Michigan.

— From “The Making of The University of Michigan” by Howard H. Peckham



Leave a comment

Commenting is closed for this article. Please read our comment guidelines for more information.