Heritage Project

  1. August 31, 2021

    U-M Heritage: The Long Note

    This week, the Record launches a new feature highlighting stories of the university’s past, as presented by the U-M Heritage Project. The first story in this series profiles William Revelli, legendary leader of the U-M Bands.

  2. May 19, 2020

    Looking back on another virus battle: U-M’s role in polio history

    U-M played a role in the fight against polio for many decades, from the treatment of its effects to the massive clinical trial that led to the first approved vaccine. 

  3. January 13, 2020

    No admittance: The story of U-M’s first female applicants

    When Sarah Burger sought admission to U-M in 1858, her application ultimately resulted in the Board of Regents deciding it was in women’s best interests that they not be admitted.

  4. November 4, 2013

    First woman

    U-M professor Elzada Clover made history as the first woman to navigate the notoriously treacherous Colorado.