Burton Memorial Tower / BL001997



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Burton Memorial Tower
Collection Title
University of Michigan Photographs Vertical File
Collection Creator
Bentley Historical Library (collector)
Folder / Container / Volume
UBImusD13. Folder: Campus Buildings. Burton Memorial Tower and Charles Baird Carillon. no. 146
Photographer / Artist
Robert Kalmbach
Albert Kahn Associates, architecture firm. Dedicated on December 4, 1936. Named for Dr. Marion LeRoy Burton, University President from 1920-1925. The carillon in bell chamber was donated in 1935 by Charles Baird, a former athletic director and University graduate of the class of 1895.
On verso: "The 10-story Burton Memorial Tower has been a landmark on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus since the tower's 1936 dedication ... The largest bell in the carillon, "Big Baird," weighs 12 tons and sounds E-flat below middle C at the stroke of its 350-pound clapper. The smallest bell weighs four pounds and sounds A-sharp, four and one-half octaves higher. University of Michigan News and Information Services, 412 Maynard, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-1399. Negative #5546. Frame 17."
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8 x 10 b/w photographic print
Bentley Historical Library
Date Added/Updated
2012-11-25 01:37:10

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"Burton Memorial Tower; BL001997". https://quod.lib.umich.edu/b/bhl/x-bl001997/bl001997. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 01, 2022.