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May 22, 2019

Old School

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.

April 6, 2015

Teach-In on the Environment

Hundreds assemble on the Diag to listen to speakers at U-M's Teach-In on the Environment, which took place in March 1970, a month before the first Earth Day celebration.

March 30, 2015

Blinded by science

A lab accident that blinded Edward Campbell at age 28 did not end his distinguished career as a U-M faculty member.

March 23, 2015

New duties

John Jacob Abel was offered the first professorship of pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. He began his new duties in January 1891. In his first lecture he told of his recent visit to Berlin, where he investigated tuberculin, which had been recently introduced to treat tuberculosis.