EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
30 years ago
MARQUETTE — Students in the Marquette public schools will be using about $140,000 worth of new computer equipment in the fall. The Marquette School Board approved the purchase of 40 Macintosh LC computers, 10 printers, and software Tuesday. The computers will be divided among the middle and elementary schools. The purchase is the second phase of the three-year technology plan the board adopted in 1990. Money for the computers came from the $11.95 million bond proposal approved by voters last fall. The district plans to spend a total of $900,000 on new computer equipment.
60 years ago
HOUGHTON — Robert D. Patterson, Flint, has been appointed assistant professor and head of public services for the Michigan Tech Library, according to Prof. Michael V. Krenitsky, library director. Patterson is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received his B.A. degree in education in 1950 and his M.A. in library science in 1952. He was associated with the Flint Public Library for 11 years, first as branch librarian, then as assistant librarian in the reference department, and, since 1958 as first assistant librarian in the general reference department. At Tech, he will be in charge of coordinating and supervising the circulation and reference departments.