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|Ann Arbor Litho Club Officers|
Graphic Arts Service
& Supply, Inc.
1343 Rickett Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
| Vice President
Saline High School
7300 W. Joy Road
Dexter, MI 48130
Grand River Printing & Imaging
8455 Haggerty Road
Belleville, MI 48111
RCTC Graphic Arts - Retired
Graphic Specialties, Inc.
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|How it all started -|
| So the story goes-
About January 1959, at Tices' Tavern over a dime beer, Harlan "Sox" Roos of Edwards' Brothers and Ray Schmidt of Braun & Brumfield were discussing the problems of the day.-So "Sox" says to Ray "For better relations between the litho printers in Ann Arbor, what we need is a Litho Club"-So Ray says to Sox "Lets talk it over with John Murphy, he's a member of the Detroit Litho Club and he can help us get started."
John Murphy was contacted, and being a litho supply salesman, he helped with the contacts of all the local shops developing an interest in the formation of The Ann Arbor Litho Club. During several subsequent meetings of a few interested printers, an organizational meeting at the Ann Arbor Town Club was scheduled for June.
The organizational meeting was chaired by John Murphy. The aims, objectives, and benefits of a local litho club, and affiliation with the National Association of Litho Clubs was presented by past NALC President "Toby Morgan." It was decided that an Ann Arbor Litho Club be formed, and an election of officers be held. The following men were elected. President--Horace Cartter, University of Michigan Printing; Vice President--John Hegstrom, Edwards Brothers, Inc.; Treasurer-William Nuffer, Braun-Brumfield, Inc.; Secretary--Harlan Roos, Edwards Brothers, Inc.; Board of Governors--Ray Schmidt, Braun-Brumfield, Inc.; Virgil Brown, University of Michigan Printing; William Frame, Chope Stevens Paper Co.; Robert Holliday, University Microfilms; Willard Zigler, Cushing Malloy, Inc.
The original Ann Arbor Club was open to persons in the lithographic and allied industries who sought to improve themselves in the mastery of their craft. Its membership was made up of management, technical, production and mechanical personnel.