Archive for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

25 years ago: Journal-World unveils “mini-museum” of old printing equipment

November 23, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 23, 1985:

  • An unpleasant preview of winter greeted morning drivers in the area, as light drizzle froze overnight and provided some slick areas on the roads. A few minor accidents resulted, mostly in the southern area of Douglas County around Baldwin, where road conditions were the worst.
  • The Journal-World unveiled a mini-museum of newspaper and printing hardware at their main office. The rectangular assemblage, measuring 5 1/2 by 23 feet and weighing over a ton, included thousands of pieces of old metal and wood type as well as printing tools and old half-tone picture plates. The display had been created by Hallmark artist Robert Schneeberg, who had spent some eight weeks on its assembly.
  • The executive committee of the Center for Research Inc. (CRINC) at Kansas University had recently considered a request from university governance that CRINC change its policy on classified research. Current KU policy was that research product and process would be classified for one year; the proposal would have allowed temporary classification for three years.


Sarah St. John 7 years, 6 months ago

Happy Birthday, big thing on the wall! I have enjoyed looking at all your little details all these years.

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