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.

Joseph Hardcastle Vance

Joseph Hardcastle Vance

Years at Michigan: 1854 - 1900
Assistant Librarian - Law School
Superintendent of Grounds & Buildings

Faculty Member Resources

February 1, 1901
The Michigan Alumnus
October 1, 1901
Regents' Proceedings