Something nice and simple this week for Wallpaper Wednesday. The history of the Seal of the University of Michigan can be found at this Bentley Historical Library link.
A couple of interesting things I learned while reading this:
1) There was some conflict about the actual founding year of UM. The original seals of the University had it as 1837.
2) The Lamp of Knowledge design was first introduced in 1895.
3) In 1958 the seal was changed to add "The" to the existing design.