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Children Visit The Ann Arbor Public Library's Bookmobile At Burns Park, June 1957

Children Visit The Ann Arbor Public Library's Bookmobile At Burns Park, June 1957 image
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Ann Arbor News, June 19, 1957
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TIME TO READ: These three playmates who were participating yesterday in the city-wide summer recreation program walk toward a shady nook at Burns Park to dip into "favorites" they checked out from the Bookmobile. Besides Burns Park, children can check out Bookmobile volumes at Allmendinger Park, where the service is also offered.
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AACHM Oral History: Charles Morris

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 1:24pm

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Chuck Morris was born in 1938 and grew up in Ypsilanti where he attended Harriet Street Elementary School and Ypsilanti High School. He recalls Ypsilanti neighborhoods and businesses, the Willow Run Bomber plant and air raids during World War II, and the opening of Washtenaw Community College. Mr. Morris attended the Navy and retired from the Ann Arbor District Library where he worked as the bookmobile driver/trainer for many years.

Mrs. Lewis B. Kellum and Mrs. Andrew Zweifler inside the Peacemobile, July 1967

Mrs. Lewis B. Kellum and Mrs. Andrew Zweifler inside the Peacemobile, July 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 12, 1967
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Inside, Mrs. Lewis B. Kellum (left) of 1919 Norway and Mrs. Andrew Zweifler of 1706 S. University arrange posters and pamphlets.

William R. Chilton poses next to the Peacemobile, July 1967

William R. Chilton poses next to the Peacemobile, July 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 12, 1967
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A former library bookmobile is now a "peacemobile" operated by an organization known as "Ann Arbor Vietnam Summer" to distribute "information about the Vietnam war and to stimulate discussion." Literature is offered for browsing and for sale. The vehicle is driven to various functions in the county. William R. Chilton of 1123 Birk poses outside the truck.