Phase Two of the Living Oral History Project

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September 25, 2014

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Compilation video from Phase Two of the Living Oral History Project, in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. With Johnny Barfield, Tessie Freeman, Barbara Meadows, Paul Wasson, and Dorothy Wilson.

by Matt Dubay

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02:28
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Ann Arbor District Library
 

AACHM Oral History: Phase One of the Living Oral History Project

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2013

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Compilation video from Phase One of the Living Oral History Project in collaboration with the Ann Arbor District Library and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. With Rosemarion Blake, Russell Calvert, Lydia Morton Willis Patterson, and Johnnie Mae Seeley.

By Laurie White

With special thanks to filmmaker Laurie White and the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

Length: 
25:35

Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Headquarters, 1974


Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Headquarters, 1974
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I Remember When: Do You Remember?

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1974

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Host Ted Trost introduces I Remember When, a seven-part film series about Ann Arbor history created in conjunction with the city's sesquicentennial celebrations in 1974. In this episode, titled "Do You Remember?," Trost takes viewers on a tour of Ann Arbor history through photographic images of early settlers, churches, and businesses; the Ann Arbor Police Force; University of Michigan football and campus; Drake's Sandwich Shop; the construction of Nichol's Arcade; the Arcade Theater; and the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Trost also talks with University of Michigan Professor Douglas Crary, chair of the Sesquicentennial Commission, about how Ann Arbor got its name, the Sesquicentennial Commission's goals, and its companion book, Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Journal.

Produced and Directed by Dale E. Throneberry
Executive Producer : Catherine Anderson
Graphic Artist: Darcy E. Engholm
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

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00:29:50
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Ann Arbor District Library
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Ann Arbor District Library Archives
 

I Remember When: City Politics

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1974

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This episode includes interviews with local politician, Neil Staebler, whose father was mayor of Ann Arbor during the Depression years; Fred Looker, city clerk from 1951-1965; A. D. Moore, City Councilman for 17 years; and County Commissioner candidate, Letty Wickliffe.

Produced and directed by Chris LaBeau
Exec producer: Catherine Andersen
Graphic Artist: Eric Anderson

Special thanks to Mr. Fred Looker, Mrs. Nan Sparrow, Mr. A. D. Moore, Mr. Neil Staebler, Miss Letty Wickliffe
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

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00:30:58
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Ann Arbor District Library
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Ann Arbor District Library Archives
 

I Remember When: The Church: A Central Place

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1974

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This episode includes interviews with Emanual and Elizabeth Haas about the old German rite of confirmation and renovations to the Bethlehem United Church; Willie Harris Carpenter, wife of Reverend Charles W. Carpenter, about her and her husband's work with the Second Baptist Church; Osias Zwerdling, about the history of the Jewish Community; and Nan Sparrow, about women coming together for worship and community service.

Written and Directed by Catherine Anderson
Executive Producer, Catherine Anderson
Graphic Artist: Eric Anderson
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

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00:30:58
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Ann Arbor District Library
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Ann Arbor District Library Archives
 

I Remember When: The Business Community

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1974

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In this episode, John Hathaway talks about the Staebler family and some of the early businesses in Ann Arbor; John Feiner recalls his grandfather's start as a cobbler; former council member, H. C. Curry, recalls his experience in the Carpenter's Union and on the Human Rights Commission; and former city administrator, Guy Larcom, talks about city planning, historic buildings, and the importance of city improvements.

Written and produced by Steve Fenwick
Directed by Ray Lukasavitz
Exec producer: Catherine Anderson
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

Length: 
00:29:13
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Repository Info: 
Ann Arbor District Library Archives
 

I Remember When: Gemeutlichkeit-Yassoo

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1974

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In this episode, host Ted Trost profiles two of Ann Arbor's largest ethnic communities, the Greeks and Germans. Trost talks with U-M German professor Frederick Wahr about Ann Arbor's German history; and Edith and Paul Kempf, about their personal memories and the importance of music in their family. Ted also interviews Frank Kokenakes, his sister, Helen Kokales, and Anthony Preketes about Greek history and culture in Ann Arbor.

Written and directed by: Catherine Anderson
Executive Producer : Catherine Anderson
Graphic Artist: Eric Anderson
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

Length: 
00:30:58
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Ann Arbor District Library
Repository Info: 
Ann Arbor District Library Archives
 

I Remember When: Playbill Part 2

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1974

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In this episode, Gerald H. Hoag, former manager of both the Majestic Theatre and the Michigan Theatre, talks about the early theaters in Ann Arbor and some of the early stars and most popular films to come to town. Host Ted Trost mentions the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Footage includes a street performer at the Art Fair and the University of Michigan Marching Band.

Directed by Dale Throneberry
Created by Jeff Werner
Executive producer: Catherine Anderson
Graphic artist Eric Anderson
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

Length: 
00:30:58
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Ann Arbor District Library
Repository Info: 
Ann Arbor District Library Archives
 

I Remember When: Playbill Part 1

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1974

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In this episode, Alva Joanna Sink, wife of former University Musical Society (UMS) president, Charles A. Sink, talks about music in Ann Arbor and her husband's work with both UMS and the University of Michigan's School of Music; and Burnette Staebler, former president of Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, talks about the Theatre's earliest performances and other theatrical venues in town.

Directed by Ronald Snow
Created by Jeff Werner
Exec producer: Catherine Anderson
Graphic Artist: Eric Andersen
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Public Library, with help from the Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial Commission and the University of Michigan Speech Department.

Length: 
00:29:13
Rights Held By: 
Ann Arbor District Library
Repository Info: 
Ann Arbor District Library Archives
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