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,15: _1959

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Introducing . ..

A Great Bookstore
MICHIGAN NEWCOMERS soon discover the resources
of State Street include one of the mid-west's largest and
best book stores, Bob Marshall's Book Shop at 211 South
State Street across from Lane Hall.
Bob Marshall's compares favorably with the best book

IS BUILDING--Front of the home of four of the University's museums is best known fore
hining black guardians, the lions who are supposed to roar but never do. Within the build-
units of exhibits and a large amount of ;research and study facilities make up the bulk of
ersity's museum space.

BRAND NEW-The interior'of the University's Museum of Art,
housed in Alumni Memorial Hall, has been completely renovated.
It now boasts modern design and better facilities for exhibits.

stores of

New York, Boston, and Chicago.

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Six Museums House Exhibits

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By KAY WARMAN
The University has six museums
on the campus, four of which are
housed in the University Museum
Building, guarded by the two fa-;
mous lions.
The other two are the University,
Museum of Art in Alumni Me-
morial Hall and the Kelsey Archa-
eology Museum next to the admin-
istration building.
The Exhibits Museum is the
only one of the four in the Mu-
seums Building whichis open to
the public. Many of the exhibits,
however, are borrowed from the
museums of Anthropology, Paleon-
tology and Zoology which also
share the building.
First Museum
The first museum' on campus
was the building which was re-
cently razed, the Romance Lan-
guages Building. In 1925, $900,000
was appropriated by the State
Legislature for !the present Mu-
seums Building, which opened in
1928 on a site donated to the uni-
versity. The public part of this
building is open daily from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 'from:
2 *p.m. to 5 p.m.
At the present time the Exhib-
its Museum is undergoing reor-
ganization and remodeling. The
fourth floor exhibit hall is being
partitioned into the halls of an-
thropology, astronomy, gemology,
and geology: The latter three of
these are completely new depart-
ments to the museum.
On the second floor of the mu-
seum are the paleontology and
zoology exhibits and. on the third
are exhibits dealing with the Wild
Life of Michigan.
Use Rotunda
Special exhibits of various types
are featured every 'few months in
the Rotunda on the first floor.
These are often borrowed from
sources outside the university.
Most of the exhibits are set up
with the intention of being "tem-
porarily" permanent. By that it is
meant that they will be permanent
for several years: The staff is now
in the process of replacing every
exhibit and hopes to complete
this project within the next few
years.
When they get caught up with
their work, they will try to put
new exhibits everywhere on a ro-
tation basis, so that no exhibit will
remain longer than the time it
takes to replace all exhibits.
Done. by Staff
Much care and preparation is
involved in setting up exhibits.
All the work is done by members
of the museum staff and materials
are either bought, borrowed or
made by the staff. Plans for dis-
plays are all discussed with the de-
partment involved.
Exhibits are arranged and or-
ganized to attract, the public and
to held non-scientific-minded peo-
'ple understand and appreciate
their efforts.

The exhibits also aim to be use-+
ful to students in the literary col-i
lege courses in natural sciences.,
Professors and instructors oftenI
accompany their students in sec-
tion to view specific exhibits and
explain them in relation to their
course. Other times students are
sent on their own with question-
naires to answer from their own
observations.-
Tours Given
During the year thousands of
school children and other groups
from various communities come
to the museum for guided tours.
The most popular exhibits with
the children are the ones on
American Indians and fossils, ac-
cording to Irving G. Reimann, di-
rector of the exhibits. Recently
the Spitz.'Planetarium has been
opened and half-hour demonstra-
tions are given between 2 and 4
p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Stars and planets are projected in
various positions on a dome in the
ceiling and viewers are given a
chance to see some of the com-
chnet e oeo h oplexities of the solar system.
At present most of the fourth
floor of the museum is devoted to
the collections belonging to the
Anthropology museum. According
to director James B. Griflln, the
primary functions of the museum
are "the care and preservation of
these collections, research using
them, and dissemination of know-
ledge through publications and
lectures."
Search World
The four divisions of the mu-
seum, Great Lakes, Orient, Ar-
chaeology and Ethnology gather
materials for their collections from
all over the world. Cases and cabi-
nets of Chinese silk robes, pottery
fragments and Kashmir cloths are
a part of the public displays from
this museum.
The Paleontology Museum, set
up in 1837 by the Regents as a
"Cabinet of Natural History," now
consists mainly of a research col-
lection of fossils from all periods
of history and ,areas of. the world.
Prof. Lewis B. Kellum, of the ge-
ology, department, curator of the
entire museum of paleontology,
sponsors many research projects
with far-reaching influences in ev-
ery area of natural science. There
are six curators of different divi-
sions of this museums who work
with him.
The Museum of Zoology is the
largest of the research museums,
and one of the three leading uni-
versity museums in the United
States in size, value, and qualifi-.
cations, according to Prof. Theo-

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dore H Mubbell of the zoology
department. It has 13 curators

who divide their work between
teaching, research and museum
duties.
Six Divisions
This museum has six divisions,
four for vertebrate animals and
one each for insects and mollusks.
The staff members of this mu-
seum study and interpret the be-
havior of various birds, animals,
fish, and insects. They also per-
form many special experiments
and studies of these creatures.
The UMyiseum , of Art exhibits
many paintings, sculpture works
and other various kinds of art
throughout the years. Some of
these displays are permanent
while others are changed about
once a month.
Get Loans
Loans are continually received
from the Detroit, Toledo, and
Cranbrook museums ,as well as
from other museums and collec-
tions throughout the country.
The University museum bor-
rows from two national circula-
tion agencies, the National Fed-
eration of Arts, and the Smith-
sonian Institution. They also of-
ten arrange exhibits for these
two groups to send to other ex-
hibit places. Many exhibits are co-
sponsored with other museums
such as the one with Albion or
Michigan State, and are displayed
in various places.
Collection Expanding
At the present time the museum
is expanding its permanent col-
lection. Several new acquisitions
will be announced during the
summer, Prof. Charles Sawyer, di-
rector, said. These will include
valuable additions to both the
historic and contemporary art
departments.
Although some research of and
publication on exhibits does go
on, the main purpose of the mu-
seum is to set the stage for in-
struction in humanities as a
whole as well as art. Classes from
both the architecture and design
school and the fine arts depart-
;menu of the literary college. use
the various exhibitions for dis-
cussion and reference for visual
ideas and themes, or symbols for
their own work.
The museum has three full time
staff members and six or more
part-time ones. Exhibits ar e
changed about once a month and
there are usually several interest-
ing exhibits going on at one time.
The museum is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily and from 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. on Sundays for public use.

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" MORE BOOKS - more individual titles from which to
choose than any other store in middle-USA.
* BETTER BOOKS - a carefully-selected and discriminat-
ing stock of the good and great books of this and all the
past centuries of publishing, representing most fields of
man's search for knowledge and self-expression.
" MORE PAPER-BOUNDS - at Bob Marshall's you'll find
one of the largest selections of quality paper-backs any-
where ... plus a huge selection of low-priced paper books.
* MORE BARGAINS - there is always a sale at Bob Mar-
shall's. Usually the sale is of considerable proportions (as
it is right now) with several thousand different titles on
sale table display. These sale tables are loaded with the
cream of currently-available offerings of publisher's over-
stocks and remainders, all marked way down. The sale
tables at Bob Marshall's change rapidly with new stock
added every week of the year.
" MORE USED BOOKS - our South Wall is a good used
book shop in itself, a shop within a shop. All the used titles
at Bob Marshall's are modestly-priced. The original price
is listed also. If the title is out-of-print that information is
furnished too.
" MORE BROWSING - browsing. is an integral and natural
part of the bookish atmosphere at Bob Marshall's. Com-
fortable chairs, lots of room, and a lack of high-pressure
(or even low-pressure) selling tactics back up this invita-
tion. You are always welcome, even during the so-called
textbook rush, to come browsing here. You will never be
made uncomfortable or out-of-place if you do not choose
to buy... assuming you can resist the blandishments and
temptations of a fabulous stock.It is not an overstatement
to suggest that browsing at Bob Marshall's is an essential
part of your university experience.
* MORE HOURS - for your convenience and especially for
your browsing pleasure, Bob Marshall's is open seven days
a week: Monday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 10
P.M.; Sunday from 2 P.M. to 10 P.M. On Sundays we carry
The New York Times.
MORE SERVICES - our staff is a full-time, professional
staff of experienced book people whose competence is ac-
companied by an almost "missionary" zealforgood books.
We can obtain any book you want regardless df the coun-
try of origin, whether in print, or out-of-print. Gift-wrap-
ping and/or wrapping-for-mailing at no charge.
" LESS ETC. - because this is a book store, believing in the
efficacy and the viability of the world of books, you will
find no supplies, no sweat shirts, no mish-mash . . . noth-
ing but books plus a few accessories like book plates and
art prints.
A GREAT GENERAL BOOK STORE
SERVING THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY

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