Campus Photos - Early to Mid 20th Century

Submitted by Everyone Murders on January 17th, 2013 at 9:55 AM

The new Michigan Today has a great slideshow from the university's first "Staff Photographer" George Robert Swain.  It's a nice slice of U-M history, and worth your time - especially if you're an alumnus.  The article is here: .

Structural and functional deficiencies notwithstanding, it would have been nice for some more of these structures to have survived.  For example, a shot of the old library:


The Old Library


Blue Durham

January 17th, 2013 at 5:45 PM ^

I was an undergrad engineering student then, so I walked by the building a lot of times going to class in East and West Engineering and the chemistry building. IIRC, it was around 1980 or 1981 when it caught fire.

It was a strange building within the diag. White rather than brick, and small and more house-like than the surrounding buildings. I thought it always looked out of place.