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AACHM Oral History: Harold Simons

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:25am

Harold Simons

Harold Simons was born in 1946 and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He was inspired by Jones School teacher Harry Mial to become a teacher and coach. A standout basketball player for Ann Arbor High, he went on to play at Eastern Michigan University. He was the freshman basketball coach there before becoming head coach at Huron High for 20 years. Mr. Simons reflects on race relations and generational differences in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Ethel have been married for 53 years.

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Active Community Member, 95, Dies

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20
Month
July
Year
1993
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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).

The Ann Arbor Foundry, October 15, 1972

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Ann Arbor News, October 15, 1972
Caption
Old castings, patterns and wood litter foundry grounds (above). One of the property boundaries is Traver Creek (below) which also winds past nearby Arbor Spring Water Co. (lower right).

Exterior Of The Ann Arbor Foundry, February 5, 1975

Exterior Of The Ann Arbor Foundry, February 5, 1975 image
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Ann Arbor News, February 5, 1975
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Old Ann Arbor Foundry: Apartments In Its Future?

Workers Pour Molten Iron Into A Form At The Ann Arbor Foundry, February 1954

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Ann Arbor News, January 31, 1954
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More For Industry: Workmen use a small hand ladle for pouring molten iron into a future grinding ring for the Hoover Ball & Bearing Co. (January 31, 1954) Employees made castings (right) of all sizes and shapes before the operation closed. (October 15, 1972)