1. June 8, 2015


    Two University of Michigan theater students act in the 1932 production of the play “Berkley Square.”

  2. May 26, 2015

    Fighting pernicious anemia

    In the 1920s, pernicious anemia was mysterious and deadly. After the disease killed Thomas Henry Simpson in 1923, his wife offered $400,000 to create an institute at U-M devoted to its study and a cure.

  3. May 5, 2015

    Panels at parking structure to celebrate history of Lower Town

    U-M will celebrate the history and stories of Ann Arbor’s Lower Town community with the installation of eight historical panels at the Wall Street parking structure.

  4. May 4, 2015

    Classical music legend

    Pianist Arthur Rubinstein is pictured backstage with University Musical Society President Gail Rector, on the occasion of one of his UMS performances in the 1950s or ’60s at Hill Auditorium.

  5. April 27, 2015

    At the gym

    Women participate in physical education in 1910, as shown in a photo from the records of the U-M Department of Physical Education for Women.

  6. April 20, 2015

    A Different Diag

    When U-M was moving two Ann Arbor, the Board of Regents had two locations to select from, the flat farm field where the university ultimately was built, and another at the north end of State Street. It spread across the promontory offering a view to the northeast across the Huron River valley. 

  7. April 13, 2015

    Music master

    Aaron Copland waits backstage April 2, 1976, during the United States Bicentennial year before conducting his “Fanfare for the Common Man” at Hill Auditorium.

  8. April 6, 2015

    Teach-In on the Environment

    Hundreds assemble on the Diag to listen to speakers at U-M’s Teach-In on the Environment, which took place in March 1970, a month before the first Earth Day celebration.

  9. March 30, 2015

    Blinded by science

    A lab accident that blinded Edward Campbell at age 28 did not end his distinguished career as a U-M faculty member.

  10. March 23, 2015

    New duties

    John Jacob Abel was offered the first professorship of pharmacology in the Department of Medicine and Surgery. He began his new duties in January 1891. In his first lecture he told of his recent visit to Berlin, where he investigated tuberculin, which had been recently introduced to treat tuberculosis.