AADL Talks to Argus Camera's Milt Campbell, Art & Elwyn Dersham
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:08am
In this episode, AADL talks to former employees of [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/6715|Argus Camera.] In 1931, a group of Ann Arbor businessmen got together to address the problem of unemployment amid the Great Depression. They raised stock and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19750323-an_erratic_genius|formed a company] that would become Argus Camera. Argus went on to become one of the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19531024_p10-local_men_and_ideas|largest employers] in Ann Arbor and one of the most [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19560308-argus_cameras_dsiplay_dominate…|prestigious] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19560306-argus_stock_goes_on_big_board|well-known camera manufacturers] in the world.
We talked with Milt Campbell, Art Dersham and Elwyn Dersham about their years at Argus during its heyday in the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19500708-Two_Local_Plants_Have_War_Work|1940s and 50s] and the challenging years of the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19591027-argus_firm_has_no_plan|1960s] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_197406024-Struck_Firm_Shut_Down|70s] as the company’s fortunes declined and Argus [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19630316_p16-U_acquiring_former_argus|left Ann Arbor] forever.