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In an 1837 letter to family back east, Ann Arbor resident Sarah C. Miles Case wrote, “A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day.”

That day turned out to be September 23, 1956, nearly 120 years after Sarah penned the first recorded mention of a University of Michigan-Flint campus. On this day, the Flint Senior College welcomed the Class of 1958, the first graduating class of what we now know as the University of Michigan-Flint.

This oral history project is our attempt to capture the memories of our first graduates, as told in their own words, nearly 60 years after the awarding of their diplomas.

UM-Flint’s Alumni Relations and the Genesee Historical Collections Center, a unit of the Frances Willson Thompson Library, collaborated on this project.

 

 

This project was made possible by a grant from the U-M Bicentennial.

A branch of the Michigan University at Ann Arbor is to be established in Flint at some future day. - Ann Arbor resident Sarah C. Miles Case, in an 1837 letter to family back east

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UM-Flint associate professor of Management Gregory A. Laurence provided tips on getting productive work done away from the classroom or office.

Thompson Library continues assistance to campus community during COVID-19

Thompson Library continues assistance to campus community during COVID-19

Frances Willson Thompson librarians are answering questions in various ways, including through a chat service, email, and text.

UM-Flint is #AloneTogether

UM-Flint is #AloneTogether

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VIDEO: UM-Flint is working #AloneTogether

UM-Flint is a community that continues to be resilient during difficult times. We’re teaching, learning, and working while maintaining relationships and collaborating in new ways. Thank you for everything you are doing to keep the UM-Flint community together. #alonetogether