A Chronology of University of Michigan Seals

temple of wisdom seal

1817

Temple of Wisdom Seal

Drawing based on the description by John Monteith; there is no proof that the seal was ever struck.


mystery seal

1825

"Mystery Seal"

Struck and declared "Seal of the University of Michigania"
by the Trustees of the University of Michigan, April 30, 1825.
No image of the seal has been found.


minerva seal

1843-1895

Minerva Seal

The image at left is believed to be a 1937 drawing by Wilfred B. Shaw, General Secretary of the Alumni Association, 1904-1929, and Director of Alumni Relations, 1929-1950.


lamp of knowledge seal

1895

Lamp of Knowledge Seal

Founding date of 1837.


1929 seal

1929

Lamp of Knowledge Seal

Founding date of 1817.


1958 seal

1958

Adding "The" to University of Michigan.

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