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AACHM Oral History: Thekla Mitchell

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Thekla Mitchell

Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.

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Women Preparing Packets of UM Football Tickets, September 1961

Women Preparing Packets of UM Football Tickets, September 1961 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 14, 1961
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PREPARE FOOTBALL TICKETS: These local women were busy this week preparing packets of student tickets for University football games this fall, opening with the Michigan-UCLA game on Sept. 30 in Michigan Stadium. They are (left to right), Mrs. William Perigo, wife of the U-M's assistant dean of men and a former basketball coach; Mrs. Eugene Oliver, Mrs. Keith Hall, wife of Prof. Hall of the College of Engineering; and Mrs. Allan M. Renfrew, wife of the University's hockey coach.

Frank Broyles, former Arkansas coach, and Keith Jackson of ABC at command post, October 1977

Frank Broyles, former Arkansas coach, and Keith Jackson of ABC at command post, October 1977 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1977
Caption
All systems were go Saturday from the time technician Glenn Anderson plugged in announcers Frank Broyles, former Arkansas coach, and Keith Jackson of ABC (above, left to right).

Staffers in the ABC command post orchestrated miles of cable for televised coverage of Michigan football game, October 1977

Staffers in the ABC command post orchestrated miles of cable for televised coverage of Michigan football game, October 1977 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1977
Caption
Staffers in the ABC command post (below) orchestrated miles of cable and millions of dollars worth of equipment into place. It even took the Goodyear blimp to beam Michigan Stadium into 15 million homes.

Friends and family of Russell and Marge Weid watch the Michigan football game from home next door to the stadium, October 1977

Friends and family of Russell and Marge Weid watch the Michigan football game from home next door to the stadium, October 1977 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1977
Caption
Sharp-eyed technicians were glued to ABC monitors (above) while friends and family of Russell and Marge Weid (below) clustered around the set at 307 Snyder St., just a football field away from the stadium. Weid (in M cap) has missed only two home games since the stadium was built 50 years ago on land his grandfather owned.

Technicians watch ABC monitors in the ABC command post at Michigan Stadium, October 1977

Technicians watch ABC monitors in the ABC command post at Michigan Stadium, October 1977 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 2, 1977
Caption
Sharp-eyed technicians were glued to ABC monitors (above) while friends and family of Russell and Marge Weid (below) clustered around the set at 307 Snyder St., just a football field away from the stadium. Weid (in M cap) has missed only two home games since the stadium was built 50 years ago on land his grandfather owned.

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