Cultural Collections

  • Screen Arts Mavericks & Makers Collection

    The U-M Library is home to extensive archives and materials documenting the careers of several American filmmakers known for coloring outside the lines: Robert Altman, Ira Deutchman, Alan Rudolph, Nancy… more

  • Nichols Arboretum Peony Collection

    The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden presents a stunning spring display, with over 270 historic cultivated varieties (cultivars) from the nineteenth and early twentieth century representing the best… more

  • Public Art

    The Public Art Program of the University of Michigan seeks to enrich the intellectual and visual environments of the University and community by placing works of art in strategic locations… more

  • Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive

    The Janice Bluestein Longone Culinary Archive comprises a collection of American culinary history, including cookbooks and other materials from the 16th through the 20th century. We are not just what… more

  • Joseph A. Labadie Collection of Social Protest

    The Joseph A. Labadie Collection documents the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present. In the 1930s, the U-M Library‚Äôs Joseph… more

  • Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments

    Holding over 2,500 historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world, the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments is one of the largest accumulations of such artifacts housed in… more

  • Papyrology Collection

    The University of Michigan Library is home to the largest collection of ancient papyri in North America. The documents in the Papyrology Collection, which span roughly 2,000 years, contain not… more