History

  1. March 7, 2016

    International reach

    The University of Michigan can trace its global reach to the late 1840s and neighboring Canada, home of the first international student, and China, where Judson Collins — a member of the first graduating class — traveled as a missionary.

  2. February 26, 2016

    New website offers wide range of details on U-M’s bicentennial

    Details about U-M’s 2017 bicentennial, including festivals, academic programming, grant programs and more, can be found in a new website that celebrates 200 years of impact.

  3. February 22, 2016

    Two-time U.S. Olympian

    Michigan alumnus William DeHart Hubbard was the first African-American athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal, doing so at the 1924 Paris Games in the long jump (24 feet 5 inches).

  4. February 15, 2016

    Drop the puck

    The 1926 University of Michigan Ice Hockey Team is ready to play.

  5. February 8, 2016

    Diversity pioneer

    Henry Graham, the University of Michigan’s first African-American varsity tennis player, is pictured in a 1928 team photo.

  6. February 1, 2016

    Day at the museum

    The Alexander G. Ruthven Museums Building, for which Albert Kahn was the architect, is seen from North University Street in February 1950.

  7. January 25, 2016

    Winter scene

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. December 14, 2015

    Winter fun

    Student soldiers wrestle in the snow during World War II.