Computer History Museum Donation
Canon VideoCam Retires to California
In 2007, the Floyd Story Center initiated an oral history interview series based on the WWII-era and the Great Depression at Floyd County High School. During that year, Doug Thompson, nationally-known videographer, donated his professional Canon XL1S video camera for student use.
It was a treat to bring professional equipment on site, raising the bar for quality filming and student skills. However, after nine years of dedicated use, the use of tape-based recording lost out to digital files and we retired the trusty Canon to our cabinet.
When Kathleen noticed that the Computer History Museum in Fremont, California, had the very same camera on their wish list, she contacted the archivist there. The camera arrived safely this month and is now part of the famed museum's archives.