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Ann Arbor Airport Administration Building, December 1936 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Ann Arbor Airport Administration Building, December 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 4, 1937
Caption
AIRPORT BUILDING: The administration building (shown above) at the Ann Arbor airport was constructed during 1936 by the city as a WPA project. It includes an office, waiting room and lavatories.

WPA Workers Construct Curb & Gutter on Woodlawn Ave., September 1938 Photographer: Eck Stanger

WPA Workers Construct Curb & Gutter on Woodlawn Ave., September 1938 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 2, 1938
Caption
WPA AIDS CITY: Ann Arbor is building 19,000 feet of curb and gutter this year with WPA assistance. About 10,000 feet of the work has been completed. This photograph shows the WPA workers constructing curb and gutter on Woodlawn Ave. east of Packard St.

University High School Mural Nears Completion, January 1938 Photographer: Attributed to Eck Stanger

University High School Mural Nears Completion, January 1938 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 31, 1938
Caption
SCHOOL MURAL VIRTUALLY COMPLETED: Students at University High school have been able to watch a mural in the making as Alfred Castagne, WPA artist, and his assistant, Henry Roberts, executed this one in the school library. It depicts various student activities.

Contractor William Eddy Dies At 77

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6
Month
May
Year
1969
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Eddy, William F.

Eddy, William F. image
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5
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May
Year
1969
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Legacies Project Oral History: Carl Guldberg

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:45am

Carl Guldberg was born in 1917 and grew up in Suttons Bay, Michigan. He graduated from the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Michigan in 1940. He began his career as an aircraft draftsman in Baltimore, but soon returned to Michigan to marry his wife, Julie Hart. Guldberg was a draftsman for the Stinson Aircraft Company in Detroit during World War II. He ran his own advertising agency, Guldberg Advertising, for 35 years in Ann Arbor. He passed away on July 21, 2018.

Carl Guldberg was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Dick Kimball

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:59am

Dick Kimball was born in 1935 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the Minnesota high school diving champion four years in a row, and he also excelled in gymnastics, trampoline, and cheerleading. At the University of Michigan, he was the NCAA springboard champion in 1957, and in 1963 he was the Professional World Diving champion. Kimball coached the University of Michigan diving team for 43 years, and several U.S. Olympic diving teams. He has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor.

Dick Kimball was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.

Gymnasium Classes For Negroes Planned

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26
Month
September
Year
1936
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Scrap Drive: Removal of Rails from Catherine St. for Steel, May 1942 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Scrap Drive: Removal of Rails from Catherine St. for Steel, May 1942 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 26, 1942
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SCRAP FOR GUNS, BATTLESHIPS, TANKS: Long unused street car rails in Ann Arbor are going into the nation's war effort as scrap iron. A group of WPA workers is shown tearing up the rails on Catherine St., starting the job of salvaging between five and six hundred tons of the rails from Ann Arbor streets. The labor cost will be met by the WPA--the city contributing the value of the scrap iron as its share--and the WPA will repair the pavement damaged in the process.
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AACHM Oral History: Gwendolyn Calvert Baker

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:12pm

Gwendolyn Calvert Baker was born in 1931. She talks about growing up in Ann Arbor where she began her distinguished career teaching at Wines Elementary and winning Teacher of the Year. She was also faculty at the University of Michigan’s School of Education; National Executive Director of the YWCA; a member of the New York School Board; and president and CEO of United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).