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Remembering the University of Michigan

Remembering the University of Michigan

Founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation, the University of Michigan moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. What started as a 40-acre campus with four buildings expanded over the next 170 years to become one of the most distinguished universities in the world.... more

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  • ISBN 9781596526600
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1817 as one of the first public universities in the nation, the University of Michigan moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. What started as a 40-acre campus with four buildings expanded over the next 170 years to become one of the most distinguished universities in the world. With a selection of fine historic images from their best-selling book Historic Photos of University of Michigan, Michael Chmura and Christina M. Consolino provide a valuable and revealing historical retrospective on the growth and development of the university. Remembering the University of Michigan depicts the unfolding history of the college, from its early stages in the 1870s to its more modern self of the late 1970s. Exceptional black-and-white images of the campus and surrounding area, selected from the Bentley Historical Library’s extensive collection, provide a taste of campus life while taking readers through the evolution of buildings, the beginning of an athletic legend, and the historic events that united the campus with a community. These photographs—many rarely seen—portray the richness that forms the proud history of the University of Michigan.