Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

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Heritage/Tradition

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The Negro-Caucasian club

In the 1920s African-American and white students joined hands to fight racial bias — but the University was unsympathetic.

Drawing of the "object" flying over Frank Mannor's Dexter swamp. Courtesy of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Ann Arbor vs. the flying saucers

In 1966 a sudden wave of UFO sightings—many by extremely credible witnesses—turned local eyes skyward and brought national attention to Ann Arbor.

Cook hallway, courtesy of U-M's Bentley Historical Library.

Mr. Cook’s women

Traces of an irascible millionaire’s views of the “fair sex” linger all through the Martha Cook Building a century after its construction

Shant address on William Street.

That old house

For more than a century, a spooky little fortress behind an iron gate at 611½ William St. has mystified passersby in all its gothic glory.

Wrinkle Cover

Humor of the 1890s

In the pages of Wrinkle, we get glimpses of student life in the 1890s—at least as it appeared to the cocky male editors of that short-lived Michigan humor magazine.