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Madelon Stockwell, 1872

Madelon Stockwell, 1872, attending her class' 35th anniversary reunion in 1907.
Madelon Stockwell, 1872, attending her class' 35th anniversary reunion in 1907. Photo courtesy of the U-M Bentley Historical Library.

Stockwell arrived at U-M on Feb. 2, 1870, as the first female student at the University. Though reclusive as a result of personal tragedy, she nurtured a lifetime love of learning that she encouraged in others. Stockwell’s will, in fact, directed much of her sizable wealth to expand opportunities for learning at U-M and Albion College.

For more on Stockwell’s life and times, read “Madleon’s World” on the U-M Heritage Project.

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