Tag Archives: U-M history

  • Stutz Bearcat of the type Mason traded up for
    Michigan Today

    Let’s Make a Deal

    U-M alum George W. Mason, first CEO of American Motors, was a master negotiator. Now his legacy inspires a class in negotiating techniques.

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  • History of U-M

    Join Us to Explore U-M History

    The public is welcome to attend a new lecture series exploring the history of the University of Michigan.

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  • Detroit Public Television

    Uncommon Education

    To mark U-M's bicentennial, Detroit Public Television created a 10-episode series exploring U-M’s history and its connections to the present.

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  • Michigan Today

    A Building By Any Other Name

    A walk across campus delivers a ‘who’s who’ of early University pioneers, researchers, and leaders.

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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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  • 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.

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  • “The Cube” as it appeared circa 1970
    Michigan Alumnus

    History Lessons: Classy Gifts

    The graduating classes of Michigan often leave behind a gift for future generations to appreciate. The Michigan Alumnus chronicles some of the more interesting class gifts you can still find around campus today.

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  • The Spirit of Detroit statue wearing Bicentennial Tshirt
    Michigan Alumnus

    Michigan Alumnus Magazine 125th Anniversary

    For more than 125 years, the Michigan Alumnus magazine has been spreading the news about the university and its alumni. To mark this aniversery, the magazine's editors complied stories and snap shots through its history, from a modest 16-page, coverless pamphlet to today.

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  • A 1907 game-day postcard

    In Living Color

    In 1867, a committee of students from U-M's Literary Department recommended “azure blue and maize” as U-M's colors. But what do these colors look like? The answer has historically depended on whom you ask — and when.

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