Postwar housing

A couple with a baby examines temporary U-M student housing following the end of World War II in 1945. (Photo courtesy of Bentley Historical Library)

This month in history (95 years ago)

President Marion LeRoy Burton, inaugurated July 1, 1920, proposed a fellowship in creative art at the University of Michigan. The Board of Regents approved the plan, said they hoped a gift would make it possible, and that poet Robert Frost would take the fellowship. Chase S. Osborn, former governor of the state and regent of the university, provided a $5,000 gift to fund the fellowship. A similar gift by an anonymous donor extended it through the following year. Frost accepted the position. During 1921-23, he presented informal but stimulating conferences with students.

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


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