Happy to say my new book, The Larkin Company, comes out October 1st. It's been a thrill to be able to write this book, and to see the inner workings of a company that has seen renewed interest lately. Thanks to everyone who helped support me in this endeavor. See a picture of the cover in the Gallery Section.
Here is the tattered American Flag of the USS William C. Miller, a shamrock flag - the personal ship flag of the USS The Sullivans, and a Blue Star Service Flag. These are three of the seven flags that are being shown, and since the pictures were taken, I’ve added the information plaques to each flag.Read More
After a successful semester with University Express, where I delivered seven book talks on Buffalo's East Side Industry and The Larkin Company, I will be at it again this coming Spring. I've scheduled for five talks already for May and June, 2018. More's coming no doubt! I keep saying to the various schedulers that the Larkin book won't be ready until October, 2018, but they say they'd still like me to speak on it. Looking forward to another semester with University Express!
Competed another collection for the Center for Inquiry recently. Its the records and papers of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. The foundation was established in 1992 by Pam & Peter Freyd during the height of the "recovered memory" movement, in which therapists all over the country and the world were accused of implanting memories into patients they were meeting with. This usually took the form of some sort of child abuse, usually sexual. The Freyds were falsely accused by their daughter, and decided to start this foundation to help others. While this is still a working foundation, their work is coming to an end, and the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY received their business records. It included records newsletters, family correspondence, articles of cases around the country, depositions in certain cases that went to trial, conference information, journals and information on staff and Board members. The collection is currently being made available to researchers, but some information to protect family names will not be available. The foundation created an index of each family correspondence with a number, and that is how it is searchable. I was happy to take on this second project for the Center of Inquiry and look forward to future projects.
Today completed my 6 days at the Broadway Market for the Easter Season. What an experience being there for those weekends leading up to Easter and then today for the Dyngus Day. I was there promoting and selling my book, "Buffalo's East Side Industry" and I sold 111 copies of the book over those six days. I met a lot of people who told me there stories and memories about growing up on the East Side and learned a lot about businesses that were not in the book. It was a real pleasure meeting everyone and seeing what it's like at the Broadway Market during this season.