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AACHM Oral History: Don Simons

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 1:08pm

Don Simons

Donald L. Simons was born in 1943 and he grew up on Fuller Street in Ann Arbor. He attended Jones School, Ann Arbor High, and Eastern Michigan University. He was a starting football halfback and basketball co-captain in high school, and was recognized as athlete of the month. Mr. Simons recalls segregation and several incidents of discrimination in Ann Arbor. He is proud of his family, his work coaching at the Maxey Boys' Training School and Boysville, and co-hosting the annual neighborhood picnic for 25 years.

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Marion J. Weinmann, queen of the 30th annual Community Chest Campaign, October 1950

Marion J. Weinmann, queen of the 30th annual Community Chest Campaign, October 1950 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 24, 1950
Caption
Miss Marion J. Weinmann, queen of the 30th annual Community Chest Campaign, is shown shortly after she was crowned at a kick-off rally in Hill Auditorium last night. Miss Weinmann represented the Ann Arbor Bank. (Another picture on Page 22.)

Semi-finalists in the "Miss Red Feather' contest, Community Chest Rally, Hill Auditorium, October 1950

Semi-finalists in the "Miss Red Feather' contest, Community Chest Rally, Hill Auditorium, October 1950 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 24, 1950
Caption
'MISS RED FEATHER' SEMI-FINALISTS: Four semi-finalists in the third round of the "Miss Red Feather" contest were caught unexpectedly by the photography as they stood on the state in Hill Auditorium last night, during the Community Chest rally. They are (left to right) Mrs. Robert G. Farris, who before her marriage Saturday was Charlotte M. Swanson, Mrs. Joyce Vogel, Mrs. Joyce M. Rowe, and Marion J. Weinmann, the winner.

League Of Women Voters Promote Voter Registration At Ann Arbor Bank, July 1964

League Of Women Voters Promote Voter Registration At Ann Arbor Bank, July 1964 image
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Ann Arbor News, July 29, 1964
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OPEN VOTER DRIVE: Taking advantage of huge crowds during Bargain Days this week, the League of Women Voters has set up special desks at three locations to promote voter registrations for the Sept. 1 primary election. Shown at the S. University branch of the Ann Arbor Bank, where registrations are being handled today until 3 p.m., are (from the left), Mrs. Nathaniel P. Breed, Mrs. Arthur J. Carr, City Clerk Fred Looker and Mrs. Altan Balta. Registration also will be handled from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the E. Liberty branch and from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday at the S. Main branch of the Ann Arbor Bank. The League has long been active in promoting civic participation.