News from the Fletcher-White Archives
Author: Gerry Pety
Well, summer has finally arrived, and thank God for the gentle weather we have been experiencing. People have really been visiting the archives in record numbers. But, where have you been? We still have room for our members and their guests and would love to see you.
Kudos again to former mayor Rodney Hutchinson. As we noted last issue, Mr. Hutchinson has been volunteering his time on the Ypsilanti Business File here at the archives. The file will never be completed as new information about area businesses are constantly being received. We still need your assistance. If anyone has company histories or photos of these business entities we would love to have them. We can make copies of pictures you do not wish to contribute for sentimental reason, returning the originals to you. You have all summer to collect and get them to me as Mr. Hutchinson has taken the summer off to play that awful game of iniquity—GOLF! Well, good luck to Mr. Hutchinson. We hope you break par at least!
Thank you to Roland Sizemore, one of our county commissioners, for having our 16mm film on the Willow Run Plant during WWII transcribed to a CD. This was very nice as it allows more people to make use of this rare treasure of our past about one of the most important weapons used to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan; the Consolidated B-24 Bomber and all of the “Rosie the Riveters” who built them!
Thank you to all who have visited and in some cases contributed money and items of historical nature to the archives. We are doing our best to organize and preserve our past—we also need volunteers. The archive hours are Mondays and Wednesday from 9-12 noon and Sunday afternoons from 12-3 p.m. (482-4990).
- * Smith Family History — 1630–2003
- * Stitt Family Notes and Research
- * Elton Family History Items