Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

OPR News

Hurricane & Tropical Storms

Hurricane & Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Karen threatens flooding in Puerto Rico. This comes after Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. While they dodged the bullet with Hurricane Dorian, the Grand Bahama Island was flooded with 20 feet of water over 40 hours. Flooding also happened along the eastern coast of the US and recently Hurricane Imelda dumped 40 inches of rain in parts of Texas. While Operation Photo Rescue... [Read more]


2018 Coming to a Close

2018 Coming to a Close

  As the holidays approach and we are seeing 2018 in our rear-view mirror; it becomes a time for reflection and appreciation for all that has been accomplished. We started with a backlog of over 2,000 photos from the Baton Rouge and the Houston copy run. We are now close to completing by the beginning of 2019. As we look ahead to 2019 and our next copy runs, we hope to be able to partner with... [Read more]


Preservation Houston Hosts OPR Copy Run

Preservation Houston Hosts OPR Copy Run

Beverly DeJarnett sorts through her damaged photos as volunteer Kathy Washburn looks on. Matthew Nothelfer, videographer for Path 88 Productions, covering the copy run as part of a documentary on scrapbooking and the connection photos hold. Photo: Margie Hayes Back in September I received an email from David Bush, Executive Director of Preservation Houston, wanting to know if we coordinate with local... [Read more]


Houston Copy Run: December 9-10

Houston Copy Run: December 9-10

It seems like yesterday, but our last copy run was held in April of this year at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library in Baton Rouge, LA. Thanks to Melissa Easton, Archivist/Librarian, the run was a huge success. We had such a large turnout bring in over 2,000 photos. With only four regular OPR volunteers we were shorthanded. If it hadn’t been for Melissa and her staff helping, we could not have... [Read more]


Operation Photo Rescue Headed to Baton Rouge

Operation Photo Rescue Headed to Baton Rouge

Front page credit go to Kathy Anderson (copyrighted 2016) of a volunteer cleaning flood damaged photos. Top photo from NOLA 2016. Send to Facebook  Read More →


Back from West Virginia

Back from West Virginia

The OPR team returned from a 4-day copy run in Charleston and Richwood, WV. All total we came back with a little over 100 photos. We were well received and got great publicity before and during our event. We would like to thank Elizabeth Frazier, Head of Reference Services, of the Kanawha County Library in Charleston. The meeting room and the help we received for setting up was great. Thanks also goes... [Read more]


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