Conservator will retire as the longest-serving employee in University of Michigan history
The University of Michigan's longest-serving employee is retiring.
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Craven first began as a part-time bookbinder at U-M in 1947, while still in high school. He's been working full-time as a bookbinder and artifact conserver since 1949, with a brief stint from 1951 until 1953 to serve in the Army in Korea and Japan.