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AADL Talks To: Ken Burns, Documentary Filmmaker

Ken Burns, 1967 and 1995
Ken Burns. Left, September 1967, photo by Eck Stanger, Ann Arbor News. Right, March 1995, photo by Doug Elliard.

In this episode, AADL Talks To Ken Burns. Ken is a documentary filmmaker known for his critically acclaimed films exploring all facets of American culture. Ken reflects on growing up and coming of age in Ann Arbor during the 1960s, and how this period of intense political and cultural activity mixed with family tragedy charted his journey. He takes us down the streets we remember -- past restaurants and theaters that have come and gone -- and through a back alleyway during the 1969 South University Street Riot. Along the way, he highlights the people, places, and vibrant musical and cinema culture that left its mark on his work.

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AADL Talks To: Francis Blouin

Francis Blouin
Francis Blouin

In this episode, AADL Talks To Francis Blouin. Francis joined the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library in 1974 and was director for over 30 years. Francis shares his memories of working at the Bentley, some of the special acquisitions and projects he oversaw during his tenure, and he discusses the many transitions he witnessed in the archives field.

Francis is Professor Emeritus in the History Department at the University of Michigan.

Historical articles and photos about the Bentley Historical Library.

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Parent Issue
Day
8
Month
July
Year
1977
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Copyright Protected

Briarwood Mall Moviegoers Purchase Tickets For Star Wars, June 1977 Photographer: Robert Chase

Briarwood Mall Moviegoers Purchase Tickets For Star Wars, June 1977 image
Year:
1977
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, June 18, 1977
Caption:
BOOTH-EYE VIEW - A view from the ticket booth at the Briarwood Movies shows crowds of people lined up Friday evening to see "Star Wars," which opened this week. Steven Flynn, manager of the Movies says all seven Friday showings of the popular science fiction movie were sold out. Because of the great interest in the movie, he said tickets for the 7:50 and 10:15 p.m. showings are being sold at the same time. Flynn said this morning 360 people had lined up by 10 a.m. to see "Star Wars," and some of the moviegoers had been in line for more than an hour. He said robots will be seating people at the 7:50 p.m. showing today. Above the ticket booth are specially printed instructions on buying tickets for "Star Wars." He said all of the movies last night sold out except "For the Love of Benji," which is playing at the Movies 4. Other Briarwood movies attracting large lines are the epic war film "A Bridge Too Far" and "Exorcist II, The Heretic." (News Photo by Robert Chase)

Special Events Clothing Modeled By Kids At Briarwood Mall, August 1977 Photographer: Larry E. Wright

Special Events Clothing Modeled By Kids At Briarwood Mall, August 1977 image
Year:
1977
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, August 22, 1977
Caption:
FOR SPECIAL EVENTS - Eighth grader Bill Anderson, left, wears a tan cord three-piece vested suit. His sister Beth, a second grader, liked the blue print quilted vest of this dress. The print is repeated on the sleeves of the cream-colored blouse. Tom Prescott, an eighth grader, selected a navy blue three-piece vested polyester suit.

Back-To-School Fashions Modeled By Kids At Briarwood Mall, August 1977 Photographer: Larry E. Wright

Back-To-School Fashions Modeled By Kids At Briarwood Mall, August 1977 image
Year:
1977
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, August 22, 1977
Caption:
SCHOOL TOGS - Rugged Super Denim pants and a football T-shirt worn by Bill Anderson, left, come in assorted styles and colors. Tom Prescott's Match Factory sweater is 100 per cent wool and washable. It comes in blue, green and brown accented with two stripes of lighter colors of the main body. Beth Anderson's jumper-look dress is 100 per cent double -knit polyester. And just in case you missed those vibrant red and blue stripes in the blouse, they're repeated in the matching socks that come with the dress.