September 17, 2019

History

  1. November 19, 2013

    New website celebrates staff contributions to U-M history

    The new Stories of the Staff project celebrates the contributions of U-M staff members, current and past, to the university’s history, and provides a venue for collecting stories about staff members who have helped make U-M great.

  2. November 18, 2013

    Past traditions

    In 1876, students pose at a smoker’s club gathering. Smokers were social events that became popular in American universities near the beginning of the 20th century, specifically among male students. Female students were known to hold smokeless smokers.

  3. November 4, 2013

    First woman

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

  4. November 4, 2013

    Exhibit presents Jewish cookbooks’ contributions to American cuisine

    Jewish cookbooks from 50 states, including the first one printed in America and the first Jewish charity cookbook in Detroit, are part of the Hatcher Graduate Library exhibit “American Foodways: The Jewish Contribution.”

  5. October 28, 2013

    Future cyclist

    In 1895, a boy poses on a bicycle in front of Michael Staebler’s bicycle shop on West Washington near Central Campus. 

  6. October 21, 2013

    New Union

    The groundbreaking ceremony for a new Michigan Union in 1916;  This month in history: Sputnik’s launch helps lead to the Center for Russian and East European Studies.

  7. October 8, 2013

    Coleman announces bicentennial office, advisory committee

    The upcoming bicentennial will recall the University of Michigan’s remarkable past, and serve as fresh inspiration for its future.