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May 22, 2019

Old School

January 25, 2016

Winter scene

During winter of 1897, this view of campus shows the former library beyond the trees.

January 18, 2016

Taking a break

Two young women share a laugh in 1937, sitting in a booth at the iconic Drake’s Sandwich Shop on North University Avenue, just east of State Street.

January 11, 2016

Supporting the troops

In 1942, during World War II, women aid the war effort by selling defense bonds from a booth on the Diag. 

December 14, 2015

Winter fun

Student soldiers wrestle in the snow during World War II.

December 7, 2015

Moliere satire at Michigan

The Department of Theatre & Drama formally opened the former Mimes Theatre under the name Laboratory Theatre when it presented Moliere's "Les Precieuses Ridicules" there on Dec. 1, 1930.

November 23, 2015

Nearly ready

Construction on the Rackham Building, a U-M landmark, is nearly complete in 1937.

November 16, 2015

Sports legends

Gerald Ford addresses the U-M football team in 1999 at Schembechler Hall in the full team meeting room. The former president was in town because the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy was being named in his honor.

November 9, 2015

In my room

U-M student David E. Heineman relaxes in his room at Professor Winchell's dwelling, with Winchell's dog "Curley," circa 1887-97. 

November 2, 2015


Women cross the Diag in the 1950s with a banner for Sorosis, the professional women's club.

October 26, 2015

Art and design

A female student works at an easel during an art class in 1949 in the College of Architecture and Design.