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Giving


Here at Michigan, the study of history teaches critical thinking and persuasive analysis, while offering a broadened vision of the world. Michigan is proud to be one of the nation’s premier public universities, and your continued support remains vital for how we pursue our mission.

Gifts from alumni and friends of the History Department support a wide range of innovative research projects, programs, and courses.

  • Our undergraduates are delving into archival research in the Michigan in the World public history program (read about this here).
  • Interns funded by History’s No Free Mopping fellowship program have learned the ropes in a national health non-profit, an international non-profit, and a public defender organization, among others (read more about NFM here).
  • Our core methods class for undergraduates, History 202 “Doing History,” takes the study of history beyond the classroom.

Donors may direct their gifts to one of the department’s funding priorities or to the History Strategic Fund, which allows us to pursue new opportunities and supplement whenever gaps appear, including support for crucial activities such as new course development, faculty- and student-led conferences and symposia, undergraduate events and workshops, and recruiting efforts to keep our faculty among the finest in the country. Gifts of all sizes are welcome!

To discuss these or other giving opportunities, including bequests, estate, or planned gifts, please contact Wendy Day (LSA Development; wday@umich.edu; 734.904.6650).

You may make a gift online, by phone at 888.518.7888, or by mail:

Department of History
1029 Tisch Hall, 435 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003

Please be sure to make your check payable to the University of Michigan.

Erin McGlashen (BA 2015) examines newspapers from the World War I era for the spring 2015 Michigan in the World public history project.