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October 12, 1941 - Image 15

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Cla ses mer beginning in August, withI remained President, always try-
tibrary Had Beginning In183e7first Classes es at Christmas and four ing "to make it possible for every
weeks in the spring. student to study what he pleases,
Now one of the most modern Growing steadily though slow- O f Un versit The University did not have a and to any extent he pleases." With
and extensive libraries in the oun- ly, the library was moved once president until 1852 when Dr. Hen- this tradition handed down to it
try, the University Library has more in 1863, when the comple- - ry Phillip Tappan, a Presbyterian by Dr. Tappan, the University of
been in the process of development tien of the first Law Building made t 1 e in 1 1 minister, was appointed head of Michigan has carried on through
ever since the founding of the new quarters available for it, and ,_the institution. For 11 years he a glorious history of 100 years.
Literary College itself in 1837, there it remained until the Old
In that year the first librarian Library was constructed in 1883. Teaching Staff Of Two, -
Again it grew, and even though
was appointed, but his library con- the building was enlarged in 1888- With Seven Students,
sisted of only a few books scatter- 89, again it became too large for Initiated First Session
ed about in different places on the its building. In 1919, therefore,
campus. In fact, library regula- it was removed to make way for
tions at that time stated, "Thetheopesent UnivrsitysLibraryasPa g
tepeetUiestLirrasC n r t ypresent instructors are of the opin-it stands today, representative of C o g c t l t io n s inta hr r eyfwo vracnuyo rges Brn colwsetbihdi
ion that there are very few of over a century of progress in eering school was established in
the books in the library which education. 1895 the teaching of engineering
would be useful to students." subjects already had a 40-year To the
It was not until 1856, then, that One of the more recent services history at the University and eight
the library took a centralized lo- of the library is the textbook lend- years before a separate PharmacyCOLLE
cation in what is now Mason Hall, ing service, through which needy college was organized, courses in L T ERA RY C L
sharing its quarters with the Uni- students may receive the use of that field were developed in the
versity Museum, textbooks for a semester or more Department of Chemistry at the

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instigation of Prof. A. B. Prescott.
The education school, independ-
ent only since 1921, was estab-
lished in 1879 at which time it was
known as the Professorship of
the Science and the Art of Teach-
ing. It was the first full-time
chair of education in -the United
Other schools and colleges have
a similar history: Business Ad-
ministration was developed from
several economics courses; For-
estry had its beginning in the Arts
College in 1881; Summer Session
and the Graduate School were also
once essentially part of the liter-
ary college.
The College ,till acts as a serv-
ice unit for the schools which
have branched off from it. Be-
sides providing its own student
body of almost 5,000 students with
a liberal arts education, it pro-
vides the basic non-technical
training for many of the technical
and professional schools and the
prerequisite education for others.
In 1845 there were 10 seniors, 18
juniors, 14 sophomores and 11


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They all lived in Mason Hall,
which at that time also included
a 4,500-volume library, classrooms,
a chapel and various geological,
botanical and zoological collec-
There was one study room for
every two students, with each per-
son having a bedroom to himself.
The rooms were cleaned and fur-
nished by the residents themselves.
Refuse was swept into the hall
where the janitor cleaned it up.
There being no tuition charge,
expenses ranged from only $70 to
$100 a year. Of'this sum $10 was
required for admission fees and
$7.50 for "services of the janitor."
The school year, instead of hav-
ing two semesters as it now does;
was composed of three terms of
14 weeks each. There was only a
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We Salute
NOW FOR A CENTURY, the Literary College'of
the University of Michigan has been rendering the
state and the nation a most important service . . .
turning out into the world young men and women
who are prepared to assume the responsibilities that
are theirs as citizens of this great country.
THE WOLVERINE, too, has offered valuable ser-
vices to students of the University. Operated ac-
cording to cooperative principles by students, them-
selves. It offers quality meals and many other services
on a non-profit basis. Offering all the facilities of
a college club, dances, athletics, etc., you will have
the opportunity to make life-long friendships.
We invite the Class of '45 to join
The Micthigan Wolverine
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to expredd its re-dedication
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sx-week vacation during the sum-__
from ... the Oldest Store on State Street
to ... the Oldest School on Campus
The Literary School of the
University of Michigan has a record
of one hundred years of progress and service.
We wish it many more years of success.
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