Our 1st Newsletter was "Restoration Blues & News", published by Alice Kilgore in 1974 (possibly earlier?).
The newsletter's name was changed from "Restoration Blues & News" to "Restoration News" in Feb 1976 and finally became "The Runningboard" in Jan 1986).
We have a "poor" photocopy of a May , 1974 issue (page 1 only) that announces our very 1st Club Event, a tour to Roosevelt's Little White House (Is there MORE? If so, we still need the whole issue) and a WONDERFUL Complete Copy of the Nov-Dec 1974 Issue.
HELP !! Do YOU have any of the Issues below that are in RED with no underline? (We don't have them yet). We are looking for DIGITAL copies first (perhaps that you received via Email) because that is easiest & best. After that way is exhausted we'll be asking for old Printed Copies that I will borrow from you, scan and return. If you have either, PLEASE let me know: Click here
CLICK If YOU have some Missing Back-issues of the Running Board
The RUNNING BOARD Archives
The RUNNING BOARD
1996: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1995: Jan* Feb* Mar "x" Apr* May Jun Jul* Aug* Sep Oct Nov* Dec
1994: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec*
1993: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1991: Jan Feb* Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1990: Jan Feb Mar# Apr* May* Jun* Jul* Aug Sep* Oct Nov Dec*
1989: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1988: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1987: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1986: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep OctNov Dec
Name was " Restoration News " (Feb 76 to Dec 85)
1985: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1984: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep OctNov Dec
1983: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1982: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1981: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1980: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1979: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1978: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1977: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Name was " Restoration Blues & News " (all to Jan 76)
1976: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1975: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
in Feb, due to Gas Crisis, BOD voted meetings every other month in 1974
1974: Jan Feb Mar Apr May# Jun JulAug Sep Oct NovDec
1969-1973: We have NONE but, maybe there weren't any!
NOTE: These may take some TIME to download! - Don't get frustrated too quickly.
CLICK for a List of the MISSING copies we need for our archives.
Just CLICK on any issue below to download it. All these are "searchable" for any words, partial words or phrases (such as YOUR NAME). Once you've downloaded one: Press CTRL+F (at the same time), then type in a word, partial word or phrase you are looking for, and then press <enter>. It will jump to the 1st instance of that word (or words) & highlight it. If you press <Enter> again it will go to the next instance. You can repeat this until it can find no more instances of the word or letters you entered.
You can download an entire year here, all in one PDF
then search ANY words, such as YOUR NAME.
Be PATIENT - some of these files are BIG and may take a while to download. (*=incomplete)
1997 1997-2018all (22 years all in one 1.48GB file)
* Has great info regarding our members' generosity.
See a 2003-4 Trustee Ballot
We don't know yet if there were more pages to this, our earliest, issue. Download
We own much thanks to:
Fred Lindquist (he was 1st, gave us about 20 Years of Running Boards),
John Pollock (found 17 between 2007-13,
Bob Padovano (about 12),
Jerry Grayson (9 really old ones),
Millard Young gave page-1 of the National Clubs 1st Newsletter,
Jerry McIntosh found the complete, 8 pages, perfect early Nov-Dec 1974 issue.
John Caldwell found a TREASURE TROVE of 117 of the OLDEST Newsletters
(when they were called "Restoration News & Blues") in the goods left over and to be
sold, from Jerry Grayson's estate (which, apparently even Jerry had forgotten he
had). It included most of our OLDEST issues, from 1974 to 1987.
Now only about 30 are missing from these years - PLUS most from 1988 - 1995).
Janice Cox found 27 copies of old Newsletters in Burns' stuff and a lots & lots of
old stuff that I am in the process of placing on several other pages, wherever relevant
We have plenty more OLD stuff - see our Club History pages here & here.
1995* (*=incomplete) "x"=an Extra of unknown origin
1990* (*=incomplete #=Draft)
1974* 1974-1996incomplete (23 incomplete years)
#=May 1974: This is ONE PAGE only.
Is there MORE? If so, we need that issue too.
At this time (8-2-2019) we are still MISSING:
The Running Board (from Jan 86 to date)
2019-1997: none missing - we have them all,
1995: Jan-->Apr, Jun-->Sep, Nov, (some Incomplete)
1988-94: All issues (all we have are Incomplete),
1987: Mar-Apr, Aug-->Dec,
1986: Jan, Mar-Apr, Jul-->Sep, Dec,
Restoration News (from Feb 76 to Dec 85)
1984: May, Aug-Sep, Dec,
1982: none - we have them all,
1979: none - we have them all,
1977: none - we have them all,
Restoration Blues and News (all up to Jan 76)
1975: none - we have them all,
1974: Jan, Mar-->Jun, Oct.
(Was anything published before 1974?)
1969-1973 All issues - we have NOTHING,
Do any of you "Pack-rats" have any
of these issues?
If so, PLEASE contact (click on:) Dick Anderson so we can copy & digitize them for these Archives
and quickly return them to you intact.
Download this List of Missing Issues
ITALICS means Reviewed for new members, start dates, birthdays & anniversaries.
This Nov/Dec 1974 issue is really cool - see the whole thing here.