1938Horace 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.
|Placed By||History and Traditions Committee, University of Michigan|
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|Date Added||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:17pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 274201 N 4684557|
|Decimal Degrees||42.28055000, -83.73841667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 16.833', W 83° 44.305'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 16' 49.98" N, 83° 44' 18.30" W|
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