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Rackham School of Graduate Studies

1938

 
 
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By Kevin Vincent, May 14, 2013
1. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Marker
Inscription. Horace H. and Mary A. Rackham, generous donors to the University of Michigan, established the Rackham Fund in 1933 “for the benefit of humanity.” Feeling that the graduate school offered possibilities of the most far-reaching benefits, the Rackham Fund in 1935 donated substantial funds to endow the graduate school, which had been founded in 1912, as well as funds to construct a building. At the time, it was the largest gift ever given in support of graduate education in the United States. Both the school and the building were named for Horace H. Rackham.

Sited to be the northern terminus of Ingalls Mall, the building was completed in 1938. Designed by William E. Kapp of the Detroit firm of Smith Hinchman and Grylls, in an Art Deco interpretation of the classical style, it was constructed of Indiana limestone on a granite base, and features many decorative and richly colored details on the interior. The exterior features bas reliefs by noted sculptor Corrado Parducci.
 
Erected 2006 by History and Traditions Committee, University of Michigan. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 42° 16.833′ N, 83° 44.305′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on East Washington
Salk Vaccine Announcement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 14, 2013
2. Salk Vaccine Announcement Marker
This University of Michigan marker is in the interior of the building
Street west of Fletcher Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front of the Rackham Auditorium Building, University of Michigan. Marker is at or near this postal address: 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Thomas the Apostle Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Denison Archway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Engineering at Michigan (approx. 0.4 miles away); William L. Clements Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Martha Cook Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Law Quadrangle (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .  University of Michigan History and Traditions Committee website. (Submitted on May 15, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Rackham School of Graduate Studies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 14, 2013
3. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Marker
Rackham Auditorium Building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 14, 2013
4. Rackham Auditorium Building
Entrance Hall of Building image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Vincent, May 14, 2013
5. Entrance Hall of Building
 
 
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