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Title
Honored
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Fries, Milt
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1965
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Ben Reddick was the publisher of several small California newspapers and a former Orange County supervisor. He was largely credited with coining the term "Okies" for a story he did on the immigration of Dust Bowl refugees into California in the 1930s. Reddick was named an "Honorary Okie" by the Oklahoma governor in 1968. He was a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors in the 1950s, served on the state Water Quality Control Board, and worked for several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Examiner. He bought his first newspaper, the Newport Balboa Press, in 1944, which he developed into the Newport Harbor News Press. Reddick later published the San Fernando Valley Times and the Paso Robles Daily Press, which he owned until 1996. He died in 1997.
Photograph caption dated May 14, 1965 reads "Ben Reddick, left, co-publisher of the Citizen-News, accepts citation from Santa Monica Hospital administrator Ralph J. Hromadka at a luncheon yesterday in the hospital clinic auditorium. Occasion honored local newspapers and members of the press for 'continued assistance to the progress' of the hospitals and clinic, 1250 16th St., Santa Monica. The luncheon tribute was part of National Hospital Week observances."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00119974
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d023_f29_i23
CARL0005384685
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/52888
Subject
Reddick, Ben
Citizen News (Firm)
Citizen News (Firm)--Employees
Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center--Employees
Publishers and publishing--California--Santa Monica
Newspaper employees--California--Santa Monica
Men--California--Santa Monica
Hospitals--California--Santa Monica--Employees
Awards--California--Santa Monica
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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