This public talk was recorded on February 13, 2008, for Historic Boulder and the Maria Rogers Oral History Program; introduction by Marcelee Gralapp. Laurie Paddock, former editor of the Boulder Daily Camera [now called simply the Camera], talks about three generations of his family’s involvement with owning and running Boulder’s daily newspaper, beginning in 1892. He also tells stories about various family members and describes his childhood, including stories about the neighborhoods in which he grew up and other aspects of Boulder from the 1930s on.
Topics discussed include: Boulder Daily Camera (history, buildings, employees, changes in setting type); Boulder in the 1940s; Butsch family; Early Boulder newspapers; Feuds between newspaper editors; the Historic Boulder Salon Series, “Conversations About the Boulder that Once Was”; Houses (Butsch-Paddock house at 1105 Spruce Street, 930 Lincoln Place, 845 11th Street); and the Paddock family.
Historical Note: The first edition of The Camera (a weekly newspaper) was published on September 27, 1890. The Daily Camera began on March 17, 1891. In 1932, the newspaper was The Boulder Daily Camera. At the time of this interview, the masthead of the newspaper is simply “Camera”.