Tag Archives: James Angell

  • Michigan Today

    The President’s Back Yard

    The grounds of the University president’s house over many decades reflect changes in the nature of campus life at Michigan.

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  • Bentley Historical Library

    Angell in the 21st Century

    The newly digitized papers of beloved U-M President James Angell show how he transformed both the University of Michigan and the face of higher education writ large.

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    Michigan Today

    Negotiating Angell

    Though lauded as one of the most influential presidents ever to helm U-M, James B. Angell was not keen on Michigan at first. It took two years, three offers, and a barrage of letters, telegrams, queries, and concessions to lure the beloved ‘Prexy’ to Ann Arbor.

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