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Celebrating Scholarly Achievement
Celebrating Scholarly Achievement

Digital Collection

The Celebration of Scholarly Achivement is a combination of what where previously two annual events -- the Celebration of Faculty Authors, which was started in 2005, and the Faculty & Student Research Symposium and Poster Fair, which began in 2006. This event highlights the scholarly achievements of both students and faculty.

Commencement Collection
Commencement Collection

Digital Collection

Explore programs from University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit, and University of Detroit Mercy commencements. This collection is currently being broadened to include articles, images, and other memorabilia related to these events.

Convocation Collection
Convocation Collection

Digital Collection

Convocation is defined as a group of people called together by directive, especially in an academic setting.  For many years, a booklet was distributed in which the Deans of the colleges/schools and the Deans of the academic support units and directors of major administrative offices provided annual reports on their respective unit’s successes and challenges.  When viewed collectively, the booklets provide an ongoing history of the university.

Course Catalogs + Bulletins
Course Catalogs + Bulletins

Digital Collection

The historical Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs contain information about academic programs, course descriptions and student services offered by University of Detroit Mercy or the previous institutions known as Mercy College of Detroit and University of Detroit. The catalogs also contain general University and specific academic policies and degree requirements for the academic year that the catalog was published. In some cases the catalogs spanned more than one academic year.

Honors Convocation
Honors Convocation

The University’s website notes that “University Honors Convocation is an annual event that celebrates the academic excellence and leadership of University of Detroit Mercy students.”  This seems to be somewhat of a general statement that may be found on any honors convocation website but there is much more depth to the purpose of this event at Detroit Mercy.

Light Up the Land
Light Up the Land

Digital Collection

"Light Up the Land" was presented as part of the 75th anniversary of the University of Detroit in November 1952. The story is about the history and value of education in an American democracy. It starts out with a young couple thinking about leaving school to get married believing that education is a waste of time. A kindly professor guides them through the history of education and how democracy played a role, from the time of Moses, the City of Athens during the Golden Age, the American Revolution, and other eras up to modern America.

Mercy College Student Newspapers
Mercy College Student Newspapers

Digital Collection

From October, 1941 through April 1989, Mercy College of Detroit offered its academic population news and information through the publication of a bi-weekly newspaper. The direction of the publication was to echo the dedication and devotion that defined the life of Catherine McAuley. Coming from the Outer Drive location (as noted in the newspaper’s name), Catherine McAuley’s spirit held a firm place in the scholastic achievement and social life of the students who modeled their lives on hers.

Tamarack
Tamarack

Digital Collection

A Tamarack is a type of pine tree with reddish-brown bark and blue-green needles. It's also the name of a series of publications from the University of Detroit that appeared between 1890 and 1923. These are considered the first issues of what in 1923 would be absorbed by the Varsity Newspaper that started its publication in 1918.

University Archives
University Archives

Print Collection

This collection of archives contains records, publications, and audio-visual materials of three institutions. Some records remain in the confidential files with permission for access determined by the President of the University.

University Histories
University Histories

Digital Collection

Sr. Mary Justine Sabourin, R.S.M. of Mercy College of Detroit and Fr. Herman J. Muller, S.J. are the primary authors of the official history books of each of their respective institutions prior to consolidation and the post consolidation book, Legacy of Excellence.

Alumni, friends, students, employees and others interested in the University of Detroit Mercy are encouraged to peruse these books and gain an appreciation of the significant contributions the University has made to the city of Detroit.

University Honors
University Honors

Digital Collection

The University of Detroit Mercy presents here a record of the honorary degrees conferred by the University of Detroit, Mercy College of Detroit, and the University of Detroit Mercy. It provides a record of whom and what these institutions chose to honor over the last 100 years.

University of Detroit Chorus Collection
University of Detroit Chorus Collection

From 1946 to 1953 a student singing organization called the University of Detroit Choral Society (also known as the Choral Club) was directed by George McLeod. Then at the beginning of the academic year of 1953, the University hired Don Large, Choral Director at WJR radio. The name of the singing organization was changed to the University of Detroit Chorus and it remained under the direction of Don Large until 1975.

University of Detroit Football Collection
University of Detroit Football Collection

Digital Collection

The University of Detroit football program began in 1896 and concluded in 1964. This growing collection currently consists of programs dating from the 1930s through the 1950s.

University of Detroit Yearbook Collection
University of Detroit Yearbook Collection

Digital Collection

Yearbooks represent a history of university organizations, activities, athletics, faculty, and graduates of the specified year as prepared from the perspective of students. The intent of this yearbook database is to preserve the history of the university, to make this unique material more accessible to everyone, and to give alumni an opportunity to sit back and remember the good times and exceptional education they received from this esteemed University.

Varsity News
Varsity News

Digital Collection

For more than nine decades, The Varsity News has captured the pulse of our campuses. The student-run newspaper began publishing in 1918, and continues to this day. This archive brings together more than one thousand issues, representing most of those years.

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