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July 22, 2019

Old School

December 5, 2016

University Musical Society organ

The Frieze Memorial Organ, which entertained visitors to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, sits inside University Memorial Hall in 1896.

November 21, 2016

Sophomore Cabaret

A chorus for the Sophomore Cabaret pose with umbrellas in 1929. The annual female entertainment extravaganza was a campus tradition from the late 1920s through the mid-'50s.

November 14, 2016

Inauguration day

The inauguration ceremony for Harlan H. Hatcher, eighth president of U-M, took place in November 1951. He served as president until Robben W. Fleming assumed the leadership position in 1968. 

November 7, 2016

Michigan Marching Band anniversary

The University of Michigan Marching Band in 1897, one year after its formation and when formal uniforms were "still a thing of the future." The band celebrates its 120th anniversary this month. 

October 31, 2016

Autumn in the Diag

Students walk through the leafy Diag on a sunny autumn day in 1952.

October 24, 2016


LSA, the University of Michigan's first college, celebrates its 175th anniversary this year. Henry Simmons Frieze became the college's first dean, but not until 1875.

October 17, 2016


The School of Nursing celebrates its 125th anniversary during Reunion Weekend Thursday-Sunday. Pictured is the Class of 1903, at which time the institution was known as the Training School for Nurses.

October 10, 2016

Birth of the Peace Corps

Then-Sen. John F. Kennedy called his address to students on the steps of the Michigan Union in 1960 the longest short speech he ever gave, clocking in at about 3 minutes. In it he proposed what would later become the Peace Corps.

October 4, 2016

First female faculty member

Dr. Eliza M. Mosher, an 1875 graduate of U-M's medical department, became the university's first female faculty member on Oct. 1, 1896, when she became dean of women and professor of hygiene.

September 26, 2016


The Medical School's Class of 1921 poses for a photo in front of the Pretzel Bell Restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor in 1945.