Photograph inspires one of our Archivists to make Film

It was just one of thousands of photographs that Gino Pasi processes in his job as archivist and collections manager here at Special Collections and Archives. But this photograph — that of a beautiful young woman taken in the 1940s — was special.

And for Pasi — a filmmaker whose creative juices are always flowing — it was a movie. So he turned it into one.

Pasi has written, directed, and produced “The Archivist,” a short film about a young curator whose obsession with a photo leads him to the woman who was photographed and changes both of their lives in the process.

Read the full story at the WSU News Room.

In the interest of privacy, Gino has requested that the specific photograph that inspired his movie not be included in the article. Always thinking like an archivist!

Way to go, Gino! We are looking forward to seeing your film!

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Upcoming Talk: Women of WACO

The next meeting of the Huffman Prairie Aviation History Society will take place this coming Monday, August 3, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

At this month’s meeting, Gretchen Hawk, Executive Director of the WACO Historical Society, will present “Women of WACO” (view PDF flyer). 

The meeting and presentation will take place at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center at 2380 Memorial Road (intersection of State Route 444 and Kauffman Road), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. There is ample free parking, and light refreshments will be provided.

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Dayton Daily News Legend Dale Huffman passes away

We were saddened to learn that longtime Dayton Daily News columnist Dale Huffman died Saturday evening, July 25, at Kettering Memorial Hospital. Huffman, age 79, had been battling kidney cancer and other ailments. Huffman had been a fixture in local news since 1968, sharing good news and happy stories from around Dayton. Huffman was our 2014 honoree for the Living Legends of the Dayton Daily News Archive.

We mourn his loss alongside the Dayton community, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends.

Archives staff with Dale Huffman during a visit to Special Collections and Archives, July 9, 2014

Archives staff with Dale Huffman during a visit to Special Collections and Archives, July 9, 2014

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