Exhibits

Here you will find digital exhibits that have been assembled by faculty, students, staff and others across the University, exploring a wide range of issues from U-M’s past.
  • U-M, Homecoming 1962, Twist Contest at Ferry Field

    To Gather Again

    Michigan Alumnus celebrates a century’s worth of images of students gathering on campus with this exhibit of University of Michigan student gatherings from 1916 to today.

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  • Creating a Campus: A Cartographic Celebration of U-M’s Bicentennial

    Creating a Campus: A Cartographic Celebration of U-M’s Bicentennial was a physical exhibit displayed in the Stephen S. Clark Library in the fall of 2017. The exhibit was created in honor of the university’s bicentennial and sought to explore the history of the University of Michigan and the evolution of its campus throughout the first two centuries. The exhibit relied heavily on the research of university planner, Frederick Mayer (1968-2003), and his book, A Setting for Excellence: The Story of the Planning and Development of the Ann Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan.

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  • Stories of the University Library: A Bicentennial Exhibit

    Stories of the University Library: A Bicentennial Exhibit is a compilation of photographs and news articles that show a few of the stories surrounding the University of Michigan Library and how it has grown throughout the University’s first 200 years.

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  • Storied Acquisitions: Highlights from the University of Michigan Library Collections

    In celebration of the University’s bicentennial, this exhibit showcases treasures from a variety of collecting areas and explores the stories behind the development of some of our most distinctive collections. From Audubon’s Birds of America, the first book acquired for the Library, to more recent arrivals like Robert Altman’s Academy Award, the items in this exhibit afford us an opportunity to reflect on the history and consider the future of one of the country’s largest and most important academic research library collections.

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  • Michigan’s Story: The History of Race at U-M

    This exhibit was prepared for the 2014 Martin Luther King Day Symposium. Its physical counterpart was displayed in the Hatcher Library Gallery in January and February 2014.

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  • From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

    From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is an exhibit of photographs of the establishment and evolution of the University of Michigan Library and its major building, the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

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  • Postcards from the edge

    Never have we ever needed to escape the harsh realities of modern life more than now. The Bentley Historical Library holds a vast postcard collection spanning the centuries. We pulled these sweet missives to “Papa,” “the Boss,” and “Aunt Gertrude” from a bygone era in U-M history. Hugs.

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  • Give Earth a Chance

    Michigan Today presents images from the Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT) Teach-in on the U-M campus in March 1970 -- a precursor to the original Earth Day.

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  • 1912 academic procession

    “As to the Woman Question”

    Explore this digital exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of the admission of women to U-M.

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