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"American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)" Front view small scale Plasteline model

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort. Instead he suggested erecting a memorial at the stadium dedicated to…

"American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)" Small scale- plasteline model

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort. Instead he suggested erecting a memorial at the stadium dedicated to…

Presentation drawing for "American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)"

Oil pencils on laid paper
18.5" x 15.5"

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort. Instead he suggested…

Shop drawing for "American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)"

Blueprint
18" x 12"

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort. Instead he suggested erecting a memorial at…

Sketch of lettering for "American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)"

Graphite on waxed tracing paper
Drawing, American--20th century

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort.…

Sketch of lettering for "American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)"

Colored pencil and graphite on tracing paper
13" x 16.5"

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort. Instead…

Presentation drawing for "American Eagle (Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle)"

Oil pencils on charcoal paper
14.25" x 9.75"

In 1945, a group of University of Michigan alumni petitioned the Board of Regents to rename Michigan Stadium in honor of legendary former football coach Fielding H. Yost. Although Yost played an integral role in the stadium’s design and construction, he discouraged the effort. Instead he suggested…

Ann Arbor Eagle, [Posthumous Bronze]

Posthumously cast bronze with green patina on black marble base of Ann Arbor Eagle.Foundry and edition marks and A.P. stamped/ inscribed in wax; also, interior edition mark stamped in wax.

Ann Arbor Eagle, [Plaster]

Plaster eagle with wings spread perched upon a wreath like object. Small-scale model for the Ann Arbor Eagle.

"When asked to do a war memorial for the University of Michigan in 1950, he turned again to the symbolic eagle, which he had used in the Veterans Memorial Building in Detroit. The American Eagle in Ann Arbor is a fierce, combative…

Ann Arbor Eagle [Plaster]

American Eagle
(Ann Arbor War Memorial Eagle), 1950
Quarter scale model for University of Michigan memorial
Bronze, cast 1988

Gift of Walter E. Walpole Family
1991.022

The University of Michigan commissioned Fredericks to create a memorial in honor of "The men and women of the University" who died in World War II. The bronze sculpture,…