July 05, 2020

History

  1. January 20, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 20-26

    On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy “Rebound” at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 20-26.

  2. 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.

  3. January 13, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 13-19

    On Jan. 17, 1952, U-M leaders unveiled plans for a 267-acre “overflow” campus north of the Huron River. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 13-19.

  4. January 9, 2020

    Clements Library acquires collection of rare Native American photos

    The William L. Clements Library has added a rare collection of Native American photos from noted collector Richard Pohrt Jr., to the library’s renowned archive of early American history.

  5. January 8, 2020

    Union project revealed surprises, reuse opportunities

    Workers renovating the Michigan Union uncovered surprises, found creative ways to reuse materials and added modern amenities while respecting and preserving the iconic building’s history. 

  6. December 9, 2019

    New history portal explores stories of U-M’s varied past

    A doorway to U-M’s past is wide open with the launch of the History of U-M website, a new online history portal that explores the university’s impact throughout the decades.

  7. December 9, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Dec. 9-15

    On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

  8. November 25, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    Halfback Tom Harmon became the first U-M player to win the Heisman Trophy when he won the award Nov. 27, 1940. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

  9. November 18, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 18-24

    On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched “Operation Haircut” to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 18-24.

  10. November 11, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 11-17

    Ann Arbor kindergartner Eugene Waxman debuted as Michigan Marching Band “drum minor” on Nov. 12, 1949, for a game against Indiana. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 11-17.