1. December 7, 2015

    Moliere satire at Michigan

    The Department of Theatre & Drama formally opened the former Mimes Theatre under the name Laboratory Theatre when it presented Moliere’s “Les Precieuses Ridicules” there on Dec. 1, 1930.

  2. November 23, 2015

    Nearly ready

    Construction on the Rackham Building, a U-M landmark, is nearly complete in 1937.

  3. November 16, 2015

    Sports legends

    Gerald Ford addresses the U-M football team in 1999 at Schembechler Hall in the full team meeting room. The former president was in town because the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy was being named in his honor. 

  4. November 9, 2015

    In my room

    U-M student David E. Heineman relaxes in his room at Professor Winchell’s dwelling, with Winchell’s dog “Curley,” circa 1887-97. 

  5. November 5, 2015

    Former Sen. Carl Levin donates archive to Bentley Library

    Former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who served from 1979 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 36 years in office to the Bentley Historical Library.

  6. November 2, 2015


    Women cross the Diag in the 1950s with a banner for Sorosis, the professional women’s club.

  7. October 26, 2015

    Art and design

    A female student works at an easel during an art class in 1949 in the College of Architecture and Design.

  8. October 19, 2015

    Caesar and Cleopatra

    Having identified the need for a new theater on campus, Eugene and Sadye Power, along with their son Philip, made a major gift to U-M, leading to the construction of the Power Center for the Performing Arts. It formally opened its doors in 1971. The Department of Theatre & Drama subsequently presented its first play there that year, George Bernard Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra.”

  9. October 13, 2015

    Bentley Historical Library makes Kevorkian papers open to public

    The Bentley Historical Library has acquired the papers of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, a controversial Detroit-area native best known for his advocacy of physician-assisted suicide.

  10. October 12, 2015

    Football legend

    Tom Harmon, a Heisman Trophy winner at U-M, and actress Anita Louise, his co-star in the movie “Harmon of Michigan,” pose next to the Ingalls Mall fountain in 1941.