[Libs-Or] Terry Skibby Photograph Collection | NEW! at Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University

Maureen Battistella mbattistellaor at gmail.com
Mon May 13 10:23:35 PDT 2019

The Southern Oregon Digital Archives at Southern Oregon University's Hannon
Library is proud to announce the launch of the Terry Skibby Photograph
collection.  This collection is the latest collection added to the Stories
of Southern Oregon, a digital archive of oral histories, photographs,
documents and more.

Terry Skibby: A Life with Camera is the newest collection available in the
Southern Oregon Digital Archives. The collection recognizes Ashland Historic
Commissioner and photographer Terry Skibby for his lifetime of photography
in Ashland, Oregon. Celebrate the public release of the Terry Skibby
Photograph Collection on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. in the Meese
Room of the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. The event, which
kicks off Ashland's 2019 Heritage Preservation Week, is free and open to the
public. Refreshments will be served.

See some of Skibby's photographic work at the event and also recognize the
many individuals and agencies that are important to Ashland's historic
preservation initiative. Current and previous Historic Commission board
members will be recognized as well as the architects who have made historic
preservation a core priority in design and restoration. Land use planner
Mark Knox of KDA Homes is keynote speaker.

The Tuesday, May 21 Terry Skibby event is the kickoff for Ashland's 2019
Heritage Preservation Week. Ashland's annual Historic Preservation Awards
Ceremony, hosted by Mayor John Stromberg, will take place on Wednesday May
22 at 12:30 p.m. at Pioneer Hall, located at 73 Winburn Way.

Skibby's unique eye for the unusual and the mundane has fascinated viewers
for more than 60 years and for the first time, his photographs are preserved
and documented in this public collection within the Southern Oregon Digital
Archives found at http://soda.sou.edu/stories. This photographic collection
is a growing selection from Skibby's thousands of images, thanks in part to
funding to the Stories of Southern Oregon project from the Oregon Heritage
Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of
Museum and Library Services through the Oregon State Library and the Jackson
County Cultural Coalition. 

For more information on the Southern Oregon Digital Archives and the Terry
Skibby: A Life with Camera event on Tuesday, May 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the
Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University, please call 541-552-6816. Please
call City of Ashland's Community Development Department at 541-488-5305 for
more information on the Historic Preservation Awards ceremony and other
Heritage Preservation Week activities.

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