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March of Dimes Campaign Kick-Off Banquet at Michigan Union, January 1959

March of Dimes Campaign Kick-Off Banquet at Michigan Union, January 1959 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 6, 1959
Caption
At 'Dimes' Banquet: Chatting informally during last night's banquet at the Michigan Union officially launching the national March of Dimes campaign were (left to right) University President Harlan Hatcher; Dr. Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine bearing his name; Dr. Thomas Francis, jr., U-M epidemiology department chairman who directed the serum evaluation; and Basil O'Connor, National Foundation head.

"Today" Show Broadcasts from University of Michigan to Launch March of Dimes Campaign, January 1959

"Today" Show Broadcasts from University of Michigan to Launch March of Dimes Campaign, January 1959 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 5, 1959
Caption
Show Telecast: Basil O'Connor (left, center), chairman of the National Foundation, is interviewed by Announcer Dick McCutcheon of the "Today" television program, part of which was telecast nationally from the University's Intramural Sports Building this morning. In front are (from left) Jerry Van Liew, an arthritis victim, and Pam Henry and Jeffrey Reil, national polio "poster children." The U-M Glee Club is in the background. The program helped launch the nation-wide 1959 March of Dimes campaign.

Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., Basil O'Connor, and Dr. Jonas E. Salk at press briefing prior to Salk Vaccine Announcement, April 11 1955

Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., Basil O'Connor, and Dr. Jonas E. Salk at press briefing prior to Salk Vaccine Announcement, April 11 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 11, 1955
Caption
Polio Report's 'Big Three': Key figures in tomorrow's momentous evaluation report on the Salk polio vaccine are (left to right) Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., University scientist who heads the evaluation team; Basil O'Connor, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis; and Dr. Jonas E. Salk, developer of the vaccine. They are pictured as they were interviewed by newsmen this morning in the Rackham Building.

Basil O'Connor, Raymond Barrows, and Dr. David Lloyd in Ann Arbor for Salk Vaccine Announcement, April 1955

Basil O'Connor, Raymond Barrows, and Dr. David Lloyd in Ann Arbor for Salk Vaccine Announcement, April 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 11, 1955
Caption
Seek Polio Vaccine Answer: Basil O'Connor (right), president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, is shown as he arrived in Ann Arbor by train from New York this morning for tomorrow's momentous evaluation report on the Salk polio vaccine. With him were Raymond Barrows (left), executive director of the foundation, and Dr. David Lloyd of the Rockefeller Medical Institute.