Current Exhibit: Harmon of Michigan
"Harmon of Michigan" focuses on the life and career of University of Michigan football legend Tom Harmon. The exhibition, in conjunction with the "unretiring" of Harmon's famed number 98 jersey this season, highlights Harmon's college career at Michigan, both as a student and an athlete. Using archival documents, photographs, and artifacts, including material recently acquired through Harmon's son, Mark Harmon, the exhibit traces Harmon's career as the University of Michigan's first Heisman Trophy winner, World War II pilot and war hero, and a pioneering radio and television broadcaster. The exhibit is curated by Greg Kinney.
A Tom Harmon pthoto gallery, including some items from the exhibit, is available online
Special Event: Friday November 8, 2013
- 5:00-8:00 p.m. -- Extended viewing hours for Harmon Exhibit
- 5:00-6:00 -- Presentation: Some Michigan Football Firsts
Bentley archivists Greg Kinney and Brian Williams will give a special presentation on "Michigan Football Firsts," using original documents, photographs, and publications from the University of Michigan archives to highlight some of the notable firsts across 134 years of Michigan football -- the first team and first game, first coach, first airplane trip and much more.
- 6:15 and 7:00 -- Screenings of "One Saturday Afternoon,"
Hosted by Bing Crosby, the 1965 television feature celebrates the 25th anniversary of Harmon's Heisman trophy winning season. It includes footage from Harmon's All-American career at Michignan, interviews with Fritz Crisler, Forest Evahsevski and others, and tells the story of his Wordl War II experiences and his work on radio and televison..
M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Exhibit runs from September 3-December 20, 2013
Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
For further information, contact: Karen Jania, at: 734-764-3482.