WMU News

Historical WMU photos included in Gallery Hop

April 2, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- An exhibition of historical WMU photographs will be held in the WMU Archives & Regional History Collections, Room 111 of East Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 6. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

"A Centenntial Retrospective: The Historical Photographs of Western Michigan University," is the first exhibition of its kind. It is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and community members to view numerous rare and historical photos of the University. Visitors may also enjoy several student art exhibitions while exploring historic East Hall.

Sponsored in part by a grant from the College of Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Creative Research Activities Fund, the exhibition is designed and hosted by public history graduating senior and Lee Honors College member Melissa Milton. The exhibition is also supported by the WMU Archives, the Department of History, and the Kalamazoo Arts Council's city-wide Gallery Hop.

The University Archives consist of departmental records as well as a variety of materials documenting the history of Western Michigan University. Yearbooks from 1906 to 1987, photographs, catalogs, alumni publications, scrapbooks and issues of the Western Herald from 1916 to the present are available to all researchers.

For further information, contact the exhibition coordinator, Melissa Milton or the director of the University Archives, Sharon Carlson, at 387-8490.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 616 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu

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