History

  1. December 6, 2021

    Clements Library acquires rare hand-drawn 1761 map of Detroit

    The William L. Clements Library has announced the acquisition of a previously unattainable map, “Plan of the Fort at De Troit,” which was drawn in 1761 during the French and Indian War.

  2. December 6, 2021

    Heritage Project — The campus at war

    In the days following the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor, U-M students — both male and female — had decisions to make regarding their response to the United States entering World War II.

  3. November 22, 2021

    Heritage Project — The assassin’s widow

    Unable to speak much English but desiring to stay in the United States after her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, was killed, Marina Oswald was invited to study at U-M’s English Language Institute.

  4. November 15, 2021

    Heritage Project — The law school goes under

    The architectural crown of U-M’s campus was the Law Quadrangle, and the jewel in that crown was the Law Library. Architect Gunnar Birkerts figured the only way to add space and not interfere with the building’s beauty was to go down.

  5. November 8, 2021

    Heritage Project — Dear Aunt Ruth

    Whether stationed stateside, recuperating in hospitals, or seeing action in Europe and the Pacific, students, faculty, staff and alumni serving in World War II could expect to hear news about Ann Arbor from Ruth Buchanan.

  6. November 1, 2021

    Heritage Project — The Prisoner’s Dilemma

    Robert Axelrod, today a professor emeritus in the Ford School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science, encountered the Prisoner’s Dilemma as a young man in the 1960s.

  7. October 25, 2021

    Heritage Project — Seeds of discontent

  8. October 18, 2021

    Heritage Project — The first flu shot

    With the United States on the brink of war and visions of the devastation wrought by the influenza pandemic during the first world war, U-M virologist Tommy Francis was assigned a monumental task.

  9. October 11, 2021

    Heritage Project — ‘Our linked lives’

  10. September 13, 2021

    Heritage Project — Campus characters

    Long before Shakey Jake roamed Ann Arbor, students at U-M conducted affairs of the heart with a series of men who took on the status of human landmarks.