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October 01, 2016 - 8:16:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Grants   Categories: Library News and Grants

Are you looking for funds to help pay for your trip to ALA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago, IL?

Apply by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 for the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award and you may receive a $1000 check to help defray the cost of attendance! 

Applicants must: 

1. Be a member of ALA and NMRT 

2. Be active in the library profession 

3. Show promise for activity in the area of professional development 

4. Have a valid financial need 

5. Have attended no more than five ALA annual conferences 

October 01, 2016 - 4:56:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History



A farmer near Chelsea made a startling discovery Monday night: bones of a woolly mammoth possibly butchered by early human hunters thousands of years ago.

University of Michigan Professor Dan Fisher was interviewed by The News around 4:30 p.m. Thursday while he was knee-deep in mud down in the bottom of a hole, digging out the skull and an enormous tusk.

Plastic bags filled with other remains of the animal that had been collected from the dig sat nearby.

October 01, 2016 - 4:41:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

First Logo of the Zollner/Fort Wayne Pistons

On October 1, 1999, Zollner was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor.

October 01, 2016 - 4:34:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

willow run bomber plant

October 01, 2016 - 4:33:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

University of Michigan Football Helmets Over the Years, by Bentley Historical Library

The University of Michigan's winged helmet made its successful debut in the 1938 season opener against Michigan State. Sophomore halfback Paul Kromer (83) scored the first touchdown wearing the winged helmet and accounted for 13 of Michigan’s 14 points to gain the Wolverines’ first win over MSU (14-0) in four years.

October 01, 2016 - 4:27:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

1908 Ford Model T advertisement from wikipedia commons

October 01, 2016 - 4:25:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Detroit Yacht Club House c 1894, courtesy of wikipedia commons

The current Detroit Yacht Club traces its beginnings back to 1868. In addition there is a record of a Detroit Boat Club tracing its beginnings back to 1839, but it went out of existence in the 1990s.

October 01, 2016 - 4:06:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

On Oct. 1, 1839, Michigan's first agricultural fair was scheduled to take place in Ann Arbor. But, the man in charge made no preparations and forgot to show up, only two exhibitors arrived, and Ann Arbor residents totally ignored the event.

—Source: Mich-Again's Day.

October 01, 2016 - 4:02:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Red Tape   Categories: History

Happy 295th birthday to Charles-Ange Collet! A native of Niles, he was the first Michigan-born person to become a priest.

Son of Claude Collet, a soldier with the French colonial regular troops and Marguerite Fauche. In 1726 or 1727 he traveled with his parents to Montreal to begin his schooling, and would later attend a seminary in Quebec.