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Fletcher White Archives

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Report from the Fletcher-White Archives
By Gerry Pety

We are very fortunate to have a group of outstanding volunteers to assist YHS archive visitors. Jeff Davis, James Mann, George Ridenour, Lyle McDermott, Laura Bien and Marcia McCrary, along with our EMU Intern Derek Spinei, assist archive visitors locate historical information and documents. Many people do not realize that admission to both the museum and archives is free and that free guided tours are provided in the museum and free research assistance is provided in the archives.

We also respond to many inquiries for information received over the Internet and via the telephone. If you are seeking information about our collections, or have a question, please call us at 734-217-8236 between 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

We have finally finished our project to assimilate over 150,000 envelopes containing “clippings” from the files of the Ann Arbor News and Ypsilanti Press into our collections. It took almost three months and the efforts of all of our volunteers and our intern to accomplish this task, but we did it! A special thank you to our entire team for the added work and responsibility this involved.