University of Michigan Photographs Vertical File: 1850s-1980s
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The University of Michigan Photographs Vertical file is organized in eight categories or series based in part on a classification system developed for the printed and photograph vertical file. The series are listed below along with the major subdivisions in each:

  1. Administration
    • Central Administration
    • Business Offices and Miscellaneous Services
    • Faculty Administration
  2. Academic and Support Units
    • Colleges and Schools
    • Summer Sessions
    • Libraries
    • Museums
  3. History and Description
    • General
    • Campus Views
    • Campus Buildings
  4. Special Celebrations and Events
    • Commencements
    • Inaugurals
    • Anniversaries
    • Special Events
    • Emergencies and War
  5. Student Life and Customs
    • General
    • [Student organizations]
    • Honorary Societies and Professional Societies
    • Housing
    • Social Fraternities and Sororities
    • Student Celebrations and Carnivals
    • Intercollegiate Sports
  6. Class Photos, 1858-1956
    • Classes by Year: Group Portraits and Reunions
    • Classes by Year: Individual Portraits
  7. Affiliated and Associated Organizations