Portrait photographs of University of Michigan faculty, administrators and staff.
This collection contains portraits of about 750 University of Michigan faculty members. It is strongest for people who served on the faculty during the nineteenth century and in the 1930s, although a few portraits as late as about 1960 are included.
In addition to faculty, librarians, and research staff, the collection contains portraits of a few nineteenth-century campus characters, including Robert Howard, the bellringer, Jolly the Janitor, "Doc" Gregor Nagele, the Medical School janitor, and Jimmy Ottley, the campus postman.
The photos are arranged alphabetically. Outsize portraits listed in this finding aid are found in the medium-size photograph collection (UAm) under the name of the person.
Faculty portraits are also found in a number of other collections, including:
- Rentschler's Studio (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
- Shaw, Wilfred Byron.
- Swain, George Robert.
- University of Michigan class albums.
- University of Michigan. Alumni Association.
- University of Michigan. News and Information Service. Series D.
The original negatives of some prints in the Faculty Portrait collection may be found in the Rentschler, Swain, and News and Information Service collections. In addition to these collections, faculty portraits can be found in the records of many schools, colleges, and departments, as well as in the papers of individual faculty members.