Re: Fwd: AIS Library question-Slides-IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

Hello Jim and all,

I would like to request that if these slides,
specifically the slides from Larry Harder, are being
considered for distribution to the AIS library,
sections, etc, that Region 21 be given the opportunity
to review them.  As you know, Larry was a lifelong
resident of Nebraska and was very active in local iris
societies and Region 21 since the 1960s.  At various
points in his iris career, he was historian for Region
21, editor of the Region 21 Bulletin and RVP.  I would
expect that among those 80,000 slides, there would be
several of historical significance to Region 21.  Many
of these may have little importance outside of Region
21, but may be  valuable to those of us working on the
archives and history of Region 21.  I request that if
these slides are to be distributed about, etc, that
Region 21 be given primary consideration in that
distribution.  We are, of course, primarily interested
in slides of Region 21 members and irises hybridized
in Region 21.  While the slides that would be of
historical significance to us in Region 21 may be a
small percentage of the 80,000 slides, and of little
value outside of Region 21, I hope and trust that we
will be given ample opportunity to evaluate them
before the distribution is made.  There may be several
slides of great importance to the history of Region
Thanks much for your consideration,
Gary White
RVP Region 21

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> All,
> Re:  Historic & Current Slides - What to do with
> them, distribute  to 
> Sections?  AIS Library Archive?  etc. 
> When I first responded to this and the CC list I
> couldn't figure out how to  
> include the rest of AIS Discuss participants so I am
> doing so now.  For  those 
> who already received this, my apology.  I just felt
> this needed  distribution 
> to the entire AIS Discuss list.  Maybe someone will
> have an  idea or (gulp!) 
> might volunteer to help.
> Jim Morris
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> In a message dated 12/11/2006 7:18:34 P.M. Central
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> GormleyGreenery writes:
> Maybe the coordination of Section efforts is yet
> another issue for the  
> Section Liaison Chair?  Ignoring the issue is not
> going to make it go  away and I 
> fear for the information being lost forever.
> I don't think so.  I've got plenty on my plate.  A
> couple of  years ago or so 
> I reviewed all the Cliff Benson slides (around 6,000
> secured by  Ray 
> Keisling) culling out family, scenery,  movie stars,
> seedlings and  unknowns.  I 
> passed about 1,500 slides on to Bill Mull who was
> then AIS  Slides Chairman 
> (predecessor of Avery Poling, currently Programs
> Chairman  including slides, speakers 
> & digital).  Bill converted many of them to  digital
> form.  I then did the 
> same with about 5,000 Dorothy Palmer slides 
> (secured by Clyde Hahn) culling 
> them down to about 1,000 slides.  It was my 
> understanding that Avery was now in 
> charge of this.  
> Next came the Larry Harder slides secured by Jerry
> Hoke.  Larry had  been AIS 
> Historian and his AIS collection included 5,400
> slides from Jake  Scharf, 
> unknown numbers from Earl Roberts, Alta Brown, Ada
> Buxton and various  others.  A 
> group of Region 18 members spent 100 man-hours last
> year in  Liberty, MO at 
> Judy Keisling's home reviewing the almost 80,000
> slides.   20,000 of them 
> (mostly tall bearded irises) were returned to Hoke
> and about  60,000 of them were 
> then more closely reviewed and categorized this past
> weekend  at Rita Gormley's 
> home by another team of Region 18 people and Perry
> Dyer, MIS  president.  
> This was done in preparation for the Median Iris
> Society's  special Spring 2007 
> Historic issue of The  Medianite.  Approximately a
> thousand or so slides were 
> selected  for digital scanning which Rita Gormley is
> in the process of  doing.  
> It is my opinion that these slides are invaluable
> and a rich resource for  
> researchers that should be appropriately addressed
> by the AIS Board for  
> archiving.  What a trip down memory lane it was to
> see both people and  irises from 
> our iris history.  This shouldn't be lost to 
> posterity. 
> Jim M.   
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