- The Rise and Fall of "Power Laundries", Grace Shackman, 1982
- Varsity Steam Laundry 1905, Ann Arbor District Library
- The Double Life of Moe Dalitz
Morris Barney Dalitz was born Dec. 24, 1899, in Boston. The son of a laundry operator, Barney, Moe grew up at his father's side. The family moved to Michigan when Moe was still a child, and his father opened Varsity Laundry in Ann Arbor, which served University of Michigan students. Although he would become known first as an illegal liquor and gambling racketeer, Moe was a successful laundry operator throughout most of his life.