THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, August 27, 1968
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U museums go from prehistory to
By NADINE COHODAS
"Don't touch the dinosaur's
jaw," is a cry that can be heard
in University museums as well
as, "on your right we have an
A wide variety of exhibits
make the University's museums
a delight to thousands of ele-
mentary school children as well
as an integrated part of many
The recently remodeled
Alumni Memorial Hall, primar-
ily used in conjunction with
History of Art courses, con-
tains several permanent collec-
tions included two galleries on
the first floor devoted exclu-
sively to Oriental art and a dis-
play of contemporary art in the
The second floor houses more
of the museum's permanent art-
work including several galleries
of western art from the ba-
roque to the modern period in
Europe and America. Among
this collection are paintings
and sketches by Whistler, Pi-
casso, Van Eyck, and sculpture
by Rodin and Arp.
Also in the second floor per-
manent collection is a display
of ancient eastern art from
Persia, Iran, and Mesopotamia.
Rugs, sculpture, and etchings
comprise this display. N
In late March the Alumni
Hall acquired its most recent,
permanent exhibit, the Flor-
ence Stol collection, also dis-
played on the second floor. Miss,
Stol is a Michigan alumna
who began her collection around
The collection includes sev-
eral prints and watercolors by
both American and European
The temporary exhibitsroom
is also located on the second
floor. This year's schedule of
visiting exhibits is not yet
available, but past displays
have included paintings by Tao
Chi, a 17th century Chinese.
artist, artwork of alumni, and
the Berkley collection presently
displayed by the University of
The Print Study room, an-
other ne.w addition, is exclu-
sively for the history of Art
department. It houses the mu-
seum's collection of prints, and
a graduate art student is on
hand to assist any interested
A laboratory was installed in
the basement of the Alumni
Hall where research is being
done on the methods for better
preservation of art works.
In the field of Natural Sci-
ences the Exhibit Museum of-
fers several detailed displays of
simulated environments native
to North American animals, and
a special prehistoric exhibit.
The museum was designed as
a supplement to the general
sciences. Consequently many
courses include museum trips
as part of the semester work.
Zoology and geology students,
for example, can find displays
of evolution and ecosystems as
Well as fossil remains and rock
Astronomy studentspor en-
thusiasts will find a planetar-
ium and astronomy alcove.
Demonstrations are given on
weekends or by request for spe-
The alcove contains photo-
graphic representations of ce-
lestial bodies, and a reconstruc-
tion of the surface of the moon
as seen through a telescope.
The Exhibit Museum, how-
ever, is now open for general
public use. Each yeargmore
than 100,000 people come to
view the various exhibits. ,.
The Kelsey museum, pres-
ently closed for remodeling, dis-
plays .exhibits which are the
result of archaeological expe-
ditions by University faculty
This museum's collections in-
clude the Mediterranean and
Near Eastern displays of jew-
elry, art work, coins, glass, pot-
tery, and writing material.
The Clements Library is a
combination of both a museum
and a library archives. Donated
to the University by former Re-
gent William Clements in 1922,
the building houses a collec-
tion of rare documents and pic-
tures connected with American
The museum was constructed
to be like Clements' Bay City
home, only on a much larger
scale. The main room includes
George Washington's payroll
lists and first additions of the
"Star Spangled Banner" from
Boston, New York, and Phila-
Several portraits of early
19th century Americans com-
plete the atmosphere of the
main room which contains relics
up to 1800.
The upstairs balconies house
specific libraries which Clem-
ents accumulated. The base-
ment contains latler documents
The Clements library is pri-
marily for use by scholars of
American history. The displays,
however, are open to the pu-
In addition to these main
museums, the University also
ha's other exhibits not located
in specific buildings. The Nat-
ural Science Building has a per-
manent display of rocks and
minerals acquired through Uni-
versity sponsored exploration.
The Sterns Collection of Mu-
sical Instruments in Hill Audi-
torium exhibits all types of
musical instruments and traces
The collection includes fore-'
runners of the modern guitar,
the highly ornate instruments
of 17th and 18th century
Europe, as well as several Far
Grown folks come for star gazing
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The University's libraries are undoubtedly
the most matronly part of the "Mother of
State Universities'," campus.
From' the dark, massive stacks of the
General Library to the reference librarians
in_ the UGLI, the University library staff
attempts to ease dissemination of the enor-
mous amount of knowledge contained in its
The General Library, housing 1.4 million
of the University's four million volumes, is
filled with the essence of the splendour of
knowledge. Browsing is easy, but many neo-
phytes have been discouraged from ac-
tually using the General Library because of
its size and complexity.
The building consists of a basement, four
public floors, and an adjacent book stack
of ten floors. There is no correspondence in
the numbering of the public floors and
the stack floors, but students may easily
find their way by noticing that the fifth
stack level adjoins the second public floor.
Confusion in the General Library may
be explained by the fact that the currently
overcrowded monolith is scheduled to be
The new General Library Annex, begun
last summer, will consist of eight floors
of stacks, carrels, and staff work space, and
will be connected with the old building at
tho 'urg h t
Scheduled for completion in June 1969,
the new Annex, is paid for through a fed,
erally approved grant, a loan from the Col-
lege Facilities Branch of the Office of Edu-
cation, and allocations from the undesignat-
ed gifts portion of the University's $55-
The Regents have also approved the
pledging of $340;000 from student fees in
1967-68 to begin repayment of the federal
If, however, the General Library pieves
too difficult to master even with its new
addition, the Undergraduate Library (UGLI)
eliminates any excuse for avoiding the
Notorious as a prime spot for campus
pick-ups, the UGLI is geared for large un-
dergraduate classes. The recently closed
reserve system, recently streamlined for
computer check-out, assures the patient
student of finishing his assigned reading.
An audio room and a print study gallery
in the UGLI plus 28 specialized libraries
scattered throughout the campus complete
the cultural spectrum of the library system.
Remember when you get your first $10.00
fine from the UGLI for taking an overnight
book out for two weeks, that you are only
contributing to the "noble monument that
many may construct.'
Lovely student employes at the UGLI are
always willing to help students, but the new
computerized check-out system makes it even
easier for them to charge exorbitant fines.
Little people like dinosaurs
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And as equals you'll all have the same problems to face m. . meeting
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Follett's, right in the hub of the campus, can be a great asset to you
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them. They're there for your benefit.
FOLLETT'S satisfies your used textbook needs -. -
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