Tag Archives: U-M Founding

  • Vintage Ann Arbor Postcard
    Bentley Historical Library

    Rising from the Ashes

    How a fire, a new location for the state capitol, and a tongue-tying, seven-syllable word led to the University of Michigan’s creation.

    read more
  • Why 1817 Matters

    When was the University of Michigan founded? It’s a seemingly simple question that requires more context than you might think. This founding 411 is an easy-to-understand overview of the university’s earliest days, and why U-M celebrated its bicentennial in 2017.

    read more