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Legacies Project Oral History: Herb David

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:05am

Herb David was an Ann Arbor luthier.  Originally a research psychologist, David was taught how to make and repair stringed instruments by his mentor, Sarkis "Sam" Varjebedian.  At the age of 30, David started Herb David Guitar Studio, a shop where he produced, repaired, and sold guitars, dulcimers, harps, banjos, and many other types of stringed instruments.  He passed away on July 25, 2020.

Herb David was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2016 as part of the Legacies Project.

'Know Schools' Sales Locations Are Listed

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Day
6
Month
June
Year
1969
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Irma Lee Hurley, Wilfred Kaplan, Barbara Lawrence and James Coco rehearse "Arms and the Man" at the Masonic Temple, October 1954

Irma Lee Hurley, Wilfred Kaplan, Barbara Lawrence and James Coco rehearse "Arms and the Man" at the Masonic Temple, October 1954 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 20, 1954
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REHEARSE SHAW PLAY: In rehearsal for George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" which will open in the Masonic Temple tomorrow night are (left to right): Irma Lee Hurley as Raina, Wilfred Kaplan as Nicola, Barbara Lawrence as Catherine, and James Coco as Paul. The play is the first production of the season for the Dramatics Art Center. Season or single tickets may be purchased at the box office or Bob Marshall's Book Store.

Rehearse Chamber Music

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13
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May
Year
1960
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AACHM Oral History: Rosemarion Blake

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 3:30pm

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Rosemarion Alexander Blake was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1923 to Jewel Alexander Price and Jacob Price. She was brought to Ann Arbor between two to four years of age by her great Aunt Hattie and Uncle Robert Alexander. Rosemarion attended Jones School Kindergarten through 9th grade and graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1941. She held a number of jobs after graduating and in 1945 became the first African-American woman to work in city Hall in a non-custodial position. A number of years later, she worked in Publication Sales at the Institute for Social Research from 1970 until her retirement in 1987.

Panthers Aiding Police

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Day
13
Month
August
Year
1970
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