Seidman House was originally the University's Students' Union
Like many buildings here in Michigan, Seidman House includes a grand fireplace which acts as a focal point for the building. It's hard to believe in the 85° heat right now but the campus experiences several feet of snow during Winter so a warm fireplace is something of a necessity and the students must really appreciate being to curl up in the lounge area (pictured above).
The archive includes one of the largest collections of materials all about Abraham Lincoln in the USA. There are over 30,000 volumes in this part of the collection alone and often these items are lent out to national museums and other exhibitions:
|The special collection includes figurines, portraits and other arts & crafts|
|One of the original 'Wanted' posters issued |
after President Lincoln was assassinated
|Meijer Gardens - Bend of Mind by Tony Cragg (2005)|