Mademoiselle advertisement


Mademoiselle advertisement

The Mademoiselle Shoppe at 1108 South University sold everything from evening gowns to cosmetics, perfume, and bobby sox.

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Girl on curb with police in riot gear, June 1969


Girl on curb with police in riot gear, June 1969

Officers with nightsticks, riot helmets, and gas masks form a line on South University at Church Street, June 1969

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

Collection info: OOH

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Students returning from a three-day sit-in at the Administration Building


Students returning from a three-day sit-in at the Administration Building

Minorty students on South University returning from a three-day sit-in at the UM Administration building.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

Collection info: Sinclair papers 850 AC UA1 Aa2 Box 38 AA Students

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First Hash Bash, 1971


First Hash Bash, 1971

The first Hash Bash brought thousands of young people to Diag on April Fool's Day 1971 to celebrate Ann Arbor's lenient penalties for smoking marijuana.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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Procession of students on South University, June, 1969


Procession of students on South University, June, 1969

On a hot June night in 1969, over 1,000 youths tried to "liberate" South University and turn it into a "People's Park." On the third night of escalating conflict, city police and sheriff's deputies responded to rock throwing by using tear gas and nightsticks to clear the street. This incident symbolized for many the political and social upheaval of the time.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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Art Fair, 1960


Art Fair, 1960

When local merchants began the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July 1960, South University catered to both townspeople and students. During 40 years of social and political change, the fair grew into a city-wide extravaganza. In the twentieth century, as fraternities, sororities, dormitories, and student rooms concentrated nearby, South University had become a focus of student activity. At this corner in the 1950s and 1960s you could have seen homecoming parades or panty raiders shouting "To the hill!" (women's dorms). The 1980s saw a basketball riot and the 1990s the Naked Mile. Political activities as well as pranks have always been a part of student life. Earlier students, fueled by alcohol, youth, and boredom, had torn up the town's wooden sidewalks for bonfires, disabled trolley cars, and shouted down presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan. They vigorously debated abolition, temperance, wars, and women's suffrage. During the Vietnam War, Ann Arbor became a center of the nationwide social and political firestorm. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and peace teach-ins originated at UM. Those turbulent years began with civil rights picketing, intensified with antiwar protests, White Panthers, Black Action Movement (BAM) strikes, and demonstrations for women's liberation and gay rights. "Make love not war!"and "Power to the people!" affronted middle-class values and expressed the new rebellious spirit that led to hippies, the sexual revolution, and the Hash Bash.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

Collection info: Grace II p.54

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Fraternity brothers sit on pillars outside Phi Kappa Psi fraternity


Fraternity brothers sit on pillars outside Phi Kappa Psi fraternity

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers perch on the pillars in front of their house at Hill and Washtenaw. Formerly Chauncy Millen's mansion.

Frame location: North side of South University on lawn extension just west of Washtenaw, facing south-southeast

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Students entertained in their rooming houses


Students entertained in their rooming houses

Students sometimes entertained in their rooming houses. "We often just talked, played cards, or made fudge in the chafing dish."

Frame location: North side of South University on lawn extension just west of Washtenaw, facing south-southeast

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JFK on the steps of the UM Union


JFK on the steps of the UM Union

Candidate John F. Kennedy on the steps of the University of Michigan Union

Frame location: State Street

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JFK State Street Motorcade


JFK State Street Motorcade

Candidate John F. Kennedy's motorcade up State Street, with students following.

Frame location: State Street

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