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Links to the following articles will work from on campus. For off campus access, follow this path: / Off campus databases / Log in with library card & student ID numbers / Port Huron Times Herald / type in title of article

Here are some keywords to try:

  • "Port Huron" AND "tunnel explosion"
  • ("St Clair County Community College" OR SC4)
  • ("Alexander J Theisen" OR "A J Theisen" OR "Al J Theisen")
  • "Port Huron Statement"
  • ("Clara E. MacKenzie" OR "Clara MacKenzie")

Biolchini, Amy. "McMorran Arena Wobbling, but Hasn’t Fallen." Times Herald: A.1. Times Herald. Dec 25 2011. Web. 19 Mar. 2012 .

Chapin, Bill. "The Port Huron Statement is Making Noise again." Times Herald: D.10. Times Herald. Jan 15 2004. Web. 2 Mar. 2012.

Connell, Mike. "City Hit its Stride in the 60s." Times Herald: J.1. Times Herald. Oct 07 2007. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.  

Connell, Mike. "City's Name Makes Headlines." Times Herald: J.6. Times Herald. Oct 07 2007. Web. 1 Mar. 2012. Discusses Clara E. MacKenzie, Port Huron Statement in 1962 and the Port Huron tunnel explosion in 1971. 

Connell, Mike. "Connell: Family Gave Back to Hometown." Times Herald: A.1. Times Herald. May 24 2009. Web. 1 Mar. 2012. Article about Murphy and McMorran families that also mentions A.J. Theisen.

Connell, Mike. "Connell: Keep Politics Out of it: Keep McMorran as Intended." Times Herald: A.5. Times Herald. Jun 10 2007. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.  
Discusses Clara MacKenzie and Emma Murphy. Proquest abstract: The gift became gifts - a 1,157-seat theater, two hockey arenas, two municipal swimming pools and a $3.5 million library that likely saved the local college from closing its doors. In 1957, the McMorran Authority received title to the property long occupied by the City-County Building (the locals called it City Hall), which had burned in 1949.

Connell, Mike. "Connell: Trapped in an Upside-Down Universe." Times Herald: n/a. Times Herald. Sep 27 2009. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.

Connell, Mike. "McMorrans Murky Future." Times Herald: A.1. Times Herald. Jun 10 2007. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.  Gives history of McMorran arena and discusses Emma Murphy and Clara MacKenzie.

Connell, Mike. "Port Huron Roared in the 20s." Times Herald: J.1. Times Herald. Jul 29 2007. Web. 2 Mar. 2012.

Gerring, Nicole. "Group Marks Day the Water Tunnel Blew." Times Herald: A.1. Times Herald. Dec 12 2006. Web. 2 Mar. 2012.

"History [of Port Huron]." AV Acheson Ventures. Acheson Ventures LLC, 2012. Web. 2 Mar. 2012.

Shepard, Liz. "McMorran Honors Past, Studies Future." Times Herald: n/a. Times Herald. Jan 10 2010. Web. 19 Mar. 2012 .

"St. Clair County Community College." Times Herald: A.7. Times Herald. Oct 26 2003. Web. 2 Mar. 2012 . Chronology of major events at SC4 from 1923 through 2003.

"Test Your Skills on History of Area." Times Herald: B.4. Times Herald. Jul 16 2003. Web. 2 Mar. 2012. Answers found at:

Werbeck, Ryan. "Family Fuels Tribute to Dad." Times Herald: B.1. Times Herald. Dec 17 2003. Web. 19 Mar. 2012 .

Werbeck, Ryan. "Street Named for McMorran in-Law." Times Herald: B.1. Times Herald. May 19 2004. Web. 19 Mar. 2012.
Proquest abstract:  “Andrew Murphey Feb. 20, 1872 - Born in Columbus, Ohio. 1901 - Moves to Port Huron when his fathers company was awarded a road-construction contract. 1910 - Murphy and other businessmen form the Havers Motor Car Co. Operations cease three years later. 1944 - Henry McMorran Memorial Foundation is created. 1955 - Andrew and wife Emma McMorran Murphy and her sister, Clara Mackenzie, announce plans for the foundation to finance construction of a combined auditorium and sports arena. 1959 - Henry McMorran Memorial Auditorium is built. 1963 - Andrew Murphy announces he will donate money to build a science and engineering building along with a library, which bears the name of Clara Mackenzie. 1965 - Andrew Murphy Days parade organized to honor Murphy and others for helping build arena.”