Sunday, October 14, 2018

October Events

Double-Take: Greater Lansing in the Age of Stereographs

By Craig Whitford and Jacob McCormick
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing

We'll have you seeing double through the entertainment media of the late 19th and early 20th century - the stereograph. Historians Jacob McCormick and Craig Whitford will introduce you to the little-known world of greater Lansing stereoview images. They'll provide you with the history of the stereograph as well as an overview of those local and national photographers that created them. You'll be treated to a tour of images captured as a double-photograph that, when view with a stereoscope, produces a three-dimensional view. Many of the images Jacob and Craig will present have not been seen before. 

Duffy Daughtery: A Man Ahead of His Time

By David Claerbaut
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Library of Michigan, 702 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing

Duffy Daugherty may have led the MSU Spartans to a winning record of 109 wins, 69 losses, and five ties during his tenure from 1954-1972, but he is still remembered for a 1966 tie with Notre Dame while playing for the National Championship. Author David Claerbaut writes about that infamous tie and other highlights of Duffy's life in his new book Duffy Daughtery: A Man Ahead of His Time, published by Michigan State University Press. Claerbaut will join HSGL at the Library of Michigan (not the East Lansing Public Library, as previously announced) for a free event to discuss and sign his new book. 

In his career Daugherty coached 33 first-team All Americans, but probably more rewarding to him was the fact he recruited 59 black players to play football at MSU during a time when they could not play for the powerhouse Southern teams like Alabama. His 1965 and 1966 teams either won or tied for the National Championship.

Daughtery also was credited with starting an African American quarterback, Jimmy Raye, one of the first for a major college. Raye said in his autobiography that Daughtery "was color-blind." Other coaches may ultimately win more games at MSU but it's unlikely any will gave the cover of Time Magazine as Duffy did on October 8, 1956.