photos and art and memory and books: this is personal history

It’s the end of a busy couple of weeks where I have been focused on a lot of things–training and financials and marketing–everything except what I love the most: making books from photos and memories. I came across this fabulous project in my Facebook stream late last night and just had to share it with everyone I could think of.

Storytelling Series: “Remember Me” by Lesley Graham from Blurb Books on Vimeo.

Here is a preview of some of the book’s pages:

Did you notice the personal history of the bookmaker Leslie Graham that wraps around the story of her grandfather in the video? Imagine when her grandchildren see the book and the video about the making of the book.

This is personal history. Capturing  stories before they disappear into the darkness of time and loss. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be meticulously researched. It just needs to be done.


Some related links that might be of interest:

The Association of Personal Historians, a professional organization whose 600+ members help individuals, families, communities and organizations  record and save precious memories and stories in a variety of media.

Other ways of presenting a personal history.



  1. Posted July 30, 2010 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    This is fabulous cj! Thanks for bring it to our attention. I’ll definitely add this to my next Monday’s Link Roundup.

  2. Posted July 30, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Thanks, Dan. It’s a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do.

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