The Heritage Project is an immersive, digital experience of the University of Michigan’s past. It is a collection of multimedia stories about the people who have shaped, and been shaped by, one of the world’s great public universities.
By design, the Heritage Project is not the definitive history of U-M. Rather, it is a living resource that will grow and change as the University’s life continues.
The Project also connects to other sources of information about the University’s history.
It is a production of the Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President for Global Communications and Strategic Initiatives, and the Bentley Historical Library.
- Kim Clarke, U-M’s director of bicentennial communications, is managing the project. She is an award-winning writer with long experience in newspapers as well as corporate and higher education communications.
- James Tobin (LSA, 1978; Ph.D., 1986), consultant to the Heritage Project, is an award-winning author, historian and educator who has written extensively on the University’s history. He is an associate professor of journalism at Miami University (Ohio), where he teaches courses in literary journalism.
- Kaitlyn DelBene (LSA 2013) devoted three years as a Heritage Project researcher and writer. As an undergraduate with a double major of Italian and English, she was an honors student and a peer tutor at the Sweetland Center for Writing in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. She is now studying at U-M Law School.