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Memorial Days Of The Past

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 2:58pm

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Who doesn’t love a parade? And [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/75871|Memorial Day] certainly is full of them. Ann Arbor is no exception either. Whether it is the [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N021_0652_011|Ann Arbor High Marching Band] or [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N021_0604_004|Brownie Scouts ] or just [http://oldnews.aadl.org/N021_0604_003|groups of kids watching the parade], we have gathered some wonderful articles and photos. In addition to parades there are other commemorations for this holiday and for Armed Forces Day as celebrated in Ann Arbor. You can find them all [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/75871|here].

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Exhibits

AADL 20th Anniversary Exhibit

Thursday June 2, 2016: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

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Exhibits

Anything Goes in A2

Saturday June 18, 2016: 9:00am to 9:00pm
Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

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Blog Post

Oldnews posts articles, letters to the editor and photos on the history of the Pall-Gelman dioxane groundwater contamination

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 7:32pm

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The Pall-Gelman 1,4 dioxane groundwater contamination has a long and troubled past in Ann Arbor history.

AADL Archives staff, with the assistance of Scio township resident [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/90445|Roger Rayle], founder and leader of [https://sites.google.com/site/srsworg/|Scio Residents for Safe Water], has posted [http://oldnews.aadl.org/gelman_history|over 1,000 historical articles], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/gelman_editorials|editorials], [http://oldnews.aadl.org/gelman_letters|letters to the editor] and [http://oldnews.aadl.org/gelman_photos|photos] from the Ann Arbor News covering the history of the Pall-Gelman dioxane groundwater contamination cleanup from the late 1960s, when Gelman Sciences (now the Pall Corp.) pumped contaminated water into a holding pond at their 600 S. Wagner facility, through the close of the first iteration of the Ann Arbor News in 2009. Coverage includes not only attention-grabbing headlines but considerable detail about the company's earnings, personnel changes, and related environmental concerns at the state and local level throughout this period.

The discovery of the 1,4 dioxane in water wells in the 1980s caused a public outcry and set off much finger-pointing and several legal battles between the Pall-Gelman Corporation; Scio township residents; the city of Ann Arbor; and the state of Michigan concerning responsibility for the cleanup that's now stretched over three decades. Former Ann Arbor News assistant metro editor Lynn Monson has written a [http://oldnews.aadl.org/features/pall_gelman_cleanup|special feature story for Oldnews] to bring readers up to date as the dioxane plume continues to spread toward the Huron River.

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Blog Post

Leni Sinclair, 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 1:15pm

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Congratulations to Leni Sinclair, [http://kresge.org/news/leni-sinclair-photographer-known-images-counterculture-rock-jazz-icons-named-2016-kresge|recently named the 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist]!

AADL was privileged to work with Leni on the events and [http://freeingjohnsinclair.org|website] surrounding the 40th anniversary of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally in 2011. You'll find several of [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/7589|Leni's photographs] relating to the Rally and her years in Ann Arbor on AADL's [http://freeingjohnsinclair.org|Freeing John Sinclair site]. Here you can also listen to [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/node/192414|an interview with Leni] in which she recalls the origins of the Detroit Artists Workshop and their strategic retreat to Ann Arbor following the Detroit Riots, or a [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/fjs_20110401-sinclairs_interview|joint video interview with John Sinclair] on their memories of the 1971 Rally. Read Leni's [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/freeingjohnsinclair/essays/evolution_of_a_commune|essay about her life in Ann Arbor's Hill House commune], or check out her work in [b:1445274|Detroit Rocks] (2012), co-authored with Gary Grimshaw.

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Watch Bo Schembechler's first season unfold in real time!

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 4:05pm

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How can this Wolverine football season get any more exciting? We found a way! Now you can revisit one of the University of Michigan's most exciting seasons ever - [http://oldnews.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/5821|Bo Schembechler]'s first campaign as head coach in 1969 - in real time as reported in the Ann Arbor News.

From [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19690912_p16-m_counts_on_lots_of_ohio_help|pre-season coverage] and that thrilling [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19690921_p27-wolverines_hammer_vanderbilt_in_opener|first game against Vanderbilt University], through the shocking Ohio State upset and the trip to the Rose Bowl in January, who knows what treats await? We've already uncovered [http://oldnews.aadl.org/aa_news_19690916_p12-mrs_schembechler_enjoys_cooking_with_a_southern_flair|Millie Schembechler's famous crab dip] for your tailgate party!

Follow our coverage of Bo's entire 1969 football season via [https://twitter.com/aadl|twitter] or [http://thisisaadl.tumblr.com/|tumblr] and ... GO BLUE!

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Public Event

Albert Kahn: Designing Detroit & the University of Michigan

Thursday December 10, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Ken Magee and Jon Stevens Discuss Their New Book “The Game, The Michigan-Ohio State Rivalry”

Tuesday October 13, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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ArborWiki Blogwarts

Tuesday July 28, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Training Center

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Public Event

ArborWiki Blogwarts

Tuesday July 14, 2015: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Library: Training Center