Saturday, May 11, 2019

#160) Happy 10th Anniversary “Librascope Memories”.

10 years ago, on April 28th 2009, the Librascope Memories web-site was published on the Internet at https://librascopememories.com using the iWeb program on my, new at the time, 2008 MacBook. The initial goal was to make the 300+ Librazettes, issued by the Company since 1942, available for anyone to view and/or search. Over the past ten years, numerous other Librascope memorabilia have also been added to the “new” web-site, including:

1) Photo Albums (14) with many (445) photos taken at the Librascope Reunions since 1999. Note, the 2016 and 2018 reunion photos are yet to be added. The 2016 Reunion photos, however, are now viewable from Blog Post #144 (which links to a video slideshow on YouTube).
2) Various Librascope “Videos” (9), including two Librascope Promo’s, the 1992 and 1996 Christmas Parties, and two Retirements.
3) 47 photos of several “Librascope Products” from the past.
4) Copies of 69 “Librascope Literature” sheets since 1938!
5) A photo album that includes an odd assortment of “Libravet Personnel” photos (56).
6) Ten “Sea Stories” written by Libravets about their various Librascope experiences.
7) Misc. “Librascope Brochures” (22), including several from the 1950’s and 1960’s.
8) 38 “News Items” covering Librascope’s history from 1937 to 1995.
9) An album including 22 photos of various Librascope “Places”.
10) Last, a slideshow video with 366 photos of the Libravets receiving Service Awards from 1980 to 1989.

There are many other interesting items too, including the web-site’s Welcome and About pages.

Finally, I want to thank the many Libravets that helped me make this web-site possible, especially my good friend Ray Hand (1938-2018) who helped by scanning most of the 300+ Librazettes. I also wish to acknowledge the several Companies that also made this web-site possible, including: Apple, Evernote, Dropbox, Fujitsu's ScanSnap, and RageSW who has hosted the Librascope Memories web-site since the beginning.

Cheers,
Carl Sorensen -
A Libravet since 1958

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for all your work, Carl! Jay

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  2. The following e-mail is from Wilma (Newman) Claybaugh -

    Carl, once again you have reminded me of all the work that goes in to the Blog.
    Not sure if I ever told you that my oldest brother was a fire control tech on the USS Toledo in the Korean Conflict. The first computer he ever worked on was a Librascope. From the Navy he went to work for IBM.
    Lots of memories.
    Thank you and all the people involved.
    Wilma

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  3. The following e-mail was received from Shirzad (Mike) Agazadeh -

    Dear Carl,
    Congratulations and thank you for Librascope memories.
    I would like to recommend that you consider Boccaccio's Restuarant, Westlake Village,
    for our next reunion.
    Best regards,
    Shirzad Aghazadeh

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