The Maine State Library recognized Charlie Campo for receiving the Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award at the SLA News Division’s annual banquet earlier this month. Read about it here.
Former Bangor Daily News chief librarian Charlie Campo wins highest honor from news librarian associationby Carolyn Edds
The Bangor Daily News writes about Charlie Campo, who received the Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award at the SLA News Division awards banquet on Monday night. Campo retired from the Bangor Daily News last fall, after 33 years of archiving and research in their library. Thanks to Linda Deitch for pointing out the article, which can be read here.
This post launches a section about retired and former news librarians. It will be used to catch up with them and learn what they are doing now.
Sandy Hall, an occasional NewsLib poster, might be retired from a news library but that hasn’t stopped her from doing research. She is now a surfing historian. Two recently published articles used her research.
The first article ran in The Times (of London) with the headline “Britain’s original beach boys” and was written by Andy Martin. It was published on April 9, 2012. Sandy said it is about two famous Hawaiian Princes surfing in the North Sea of Great Britain in 1889.
The second article published in the Guardian on April 4th. Written by Robert Booth, the article had this headline:
The Prince of Waves: new UK surf museum unveils sport’s noble roots
How UK surfing flowed from upper-class pioneers such as Agatha Christie and Edward VIII riding reshaped Cornish coffin-lids to the mass sport it is today
Sandy said that article describes the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) two visits to Hawaii in 1920. He surfed and the article includes a photo.
Both articles coincided with the opening of the British Surfing Museum in Devon.