FishDuck.com is assembling a UO Football Photo-Recovery Team!
The University of Oregon Football team has thousands of actual pictures and negatives from before the digital age that need to be saved before they are “borrowed” and never returned or simply are lost to deterioration over time. This is an urgent project for the UofO, and all of us as fans of our football heritage as this needs to have been done for years, but the manpower has not been present to save these photos of our past.
We have a manager who has volunteered to oversee the operation and a donor who is helping us with the scanner, but we need people willing to put 5-8 hours a week in until the pictures are saved. I will not sugar-coat this job; it is tedious and while not hard–it is time consuming. We would take anyone of any age who is responsible and will show up on time, and the major benefit that we can offer? You will be in close proximity with the football program and the major powers-that-be and thus your exposure and potential connections can be made as a student Intern or booster who simply wants to help the program.
Photos like the one at the top taken by former UO Photographer John Giustina need to be saved for posterity.
Can you spare the time? The impact upon the football team, the media and the fans will be felt for a long time.
Contact Charles Fischer at [email protected] or call at 541-915-4541
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