How do I find an old Michigan year book?
A complete set of the Michiganensian is at the Bentley Historical Library; online access to some of the volumes can be found via the Mirlyn catalog record.
My family member was associated with the University long ago -- how can I find out more information about him/her?
The Bentley Historical Library is the best place to research individuals associated with the University. Depending on the time period, extent of the involvement and other factors, there may be much or little available. Looking at student directories may be a good first step.
I'm looking for examples of honors theses/dissertations/ accepted at the University.
Deep Blue, the University's institutional repository is a great starting point for many types of publications created by U-M departments, units, students, faculty and staff. A sub-collection of dissertations and theses is searchable.
I graduated in 1974 and need copies of course descriptions/schedules/faculty directories/etc. from when I was in school...
The Bentley Historical Library will have copies of these publications and can provide you with copies or scans of what you need.
Does the University have people with expertise in (fill-in-the-blank subject area)?
Almost certainly! Check out Michigan Experts.
When did the Michigan Union allow women to enter through the front door?
This and many other similar questions can be easily answered through either Bentley timeline guide or the Encyclopedic Survey.
What stories are out there about campus?
Check out the Heritage Project site and the Bicentennial web site for interesting content.