One of the things I was most impressed with when I came to the Flint Journal in 1989 was the extensive paper and photo library maintained in the newsroom.
It was an incredible resource that slowly withered as people were laid off and the morgue converted to a computer file.
Quite a few of the 'veterans' have wondered to me, both in person and by e-mail, what is to become of all that impotant history. The short answer is, I don't know.
One would hope that maybe someone from the local historical society or library would move in and take care of the newspaper library.
A former editor, now long retired, saved a bunch of old photos when a previous regime wanted them all tossed in the dumpster.
Here's another 'rumor' being circulated to me by e-mail based on "informed sources," which admittedly I don't know personally.
The word is that the Mott Foundation is planning, or in negotiations, to purchase all the current Flint Journal property with plans to hand it over to Michigan State University for use in the medical school.
Again, to be clear, this has been sent to me twice from folks who remain close to those still at the Journal.
Feel free to chime in.