Category Archives: Collections

Memorial Day Closing

Special Collections & Archives will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day. We apologize for any inconvenience. Memorial Day is a national holiday to commemorate the men and women who have died in military service … Continue reading






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Out of the Box and On the Road: Early Manumission Record Part of New Exhibit at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to partner with the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, by providing a rare item from its collections to be featured in their new exhibit, Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople From … Continue reading






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The World at War: One Hundred Years Ago This Week

One hundred years ago this week Naval recruit Palmer Bennett Coombs (1893-1959) was drilling at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Palmer enlisted in the Michigan State Naval Militia on April 6, 1917, the same day the United States formally declared war on Germany. … Continue reading






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