The Faculty History Project documents faculty members who have been associated with the University of Michigan since 1837. Key in this effort is to celebrate the intellectual life of the University. This Faculty History Website is intended as a component of the effort to document the extraordinary academic achievements of Michigan’s faculty in building and sustaining one of the world’s great universities. It provides access to a comprehensive database of information concerning the thousands of faculty members who have served the University of Michigan.
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The Bentley Historical Library serves as the official archives for the University.

U of M Honorary Degree

Eliel Saarinen
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Architect, city planner, designer, whose achievements are known here and beyond the seas. Formerly associated with the University, he was called to transmute the vision of Mr. George G. Booth into the reality of Cranbrook. Under the magic of his art, stones and mortar rise in new and compelling forms of beauty and remain enduring monuments of his skill.