Rackham School of Graduate Studies

Rackham School of Graduate Studies (HM18FM)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Washtenaw County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 16.833', W 83° 44.305'

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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.
HM NumberHM18FM
Marker Number14
Year Placed2006
Placed ByHistory and Traditions Committee, University of Michigan
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 274201 N 4684557
Decimal Degrees42.28055000, -83.73841667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.833', W 83° 44.305'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 49.98" N, 83° 44' 18.30" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor MI 48109, US
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