From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

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The Old Library before 1917

From General Library to Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is an exhibit of photographs of the establishment and evolution of the University of Michigan Library and its major building, the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

The Organic Act of March 18, 1837, established the University of Michigan. In the same Act, provisions for the establishment of a library were made. $1 of each student's tuition was appropriated for the increase of the library. In-State tuition was $10 per student per academic year.

Curated by Sanam Arab, Access Services Librarian