By Jim Patrico
You may remember from a note in the Byline last spring that we are writing a book to commemorate AAEA’s 100th anniversary, which is next year.
You can help. In fact, we need your help.
We have not yet nailed down the title of the book, but it will be something like: “The First 100 Years in Pictures: How Farm Publications Have Used Photos to Tell North American Agriculture’s Story.”
It will consist of 10 chapters, dedicated to each decade from 1920 to 2020. The chapters will explore key agricultural stories that editors told, and how they used words and photos to inform their readers. So far, we’ve hammered out an introduction and chapters on the 1920s and 1930s.
If you want your publication represented in this historic book, here’s what you can do:
Go to your publication’s archives. We need photos that illustrate istories from the 1920s to today. The oldest photos, of course, will be hardest to find. But if you have any to share—both old and new–please make hi res scans and email them to us.
We also want page layouts that illustrate how editors and art directors worked together to make the best use of photos. Photocopies of publication pages will be important elements in the book.
If you have questions about the project or how you can help, please contact Jim Patrico, firstname.lastname@example.org; 816-806-4612. Or contact any other committee member: Elaine Shein, Harlen Persinger, Ryan Ebert, Maggie Seiler, Christy Couch Lee and Rick Mooney.
Don’t let your publication be left out!