When Delmar Watson died in October of last year, he left behind a collection of 20th century news photographs — mostly about people and events in Southern California. He and his five photojournalist brothers made most of the photos, but their uncle, pioneer news photographer George R. Watson contributed thousands of them (see “He Made the News Click” in an earlier posting). The collection grew even larger when other “photogs” donated or willed their collections. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for June, 2009
Posted by donraymedia on June 17, 2009
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Posted by donraymedia on June 11, 2009
When Doris Tidrick was nine, an infected blister on her foot led to a life-threatening case of osteomyelitis. In 1996 — a year before she died, Doris (Tidrick) Quinn told the details of her brush with death in an oral history her children arranged. They had heard the story before, but it took a stranger’s curiosity and professionalism to reel in the compelling details of how a loving father in the depths of the Great Depression used the promise of a brand new bicycle to infuse Doris with the desire to fight for her life.
Is there someone in your life with a library of wisdom and stories that could inspire the yet unborn children of the future?
Look for the resources on this blog — resources that may empower you to conduct or arrange for an oral history video of your loved one.