Laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial Building / BL001780



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Laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial Building
Collection Title
University of Michigan Photographs Vertical File
Collection Creator
Bentley Historical Library (collector)
Folder / Container / Volume
UBImusD13. Folder: Campus Buildings. Alumni Memorial Hall (Museum of Art). no. 137
Photographer / Artist
Lyndon Photo (Ann Arbor)
Donaldson & Meier, architects; Albert Neukom, cut stone contractor; Koch Brothers, general contractors. The building opened in 1910. It houses the headquarters of the Alumni Association and the Michigan Alumnus and contains and the Alumni Catalog Office. Art collections and activities, including classes and exhibitions, have been held in the building since its opening. Its social function was, in the course of time, reduced to the use of a large room in the basement for the University Club, a faculty organization which later moved to quarters in the Union. The Department of Fine Arts held classes in Alumni Hall until 1949. The Museum of Art moved into Alumni Memorial Hall in 1946 upon its separation from the Museum of Archaeology and establishment as an individual administrative unit.
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10 x 8 b/w photographic print
Bentley Historical Library
Date Added/Updated
2012-11-25 01:09:43

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"Laying of the cornerstone of the Memorial Building; BL001780". University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 30, 2023.