Dawna Curler

Dawna Curler is the owner of Backward Glance, a research and writing service specializing in personal, family, business and community history. She has a master’s degree in Museum Studies and experience working for historical organizations including the Southern Oregon Historical Society, the New York Historical Association, and the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Curler has written text for museum exhibits, radio and television broadcasts, publications and public presentations. She is the author of A Lasting Impression: The Art and Life of Regina Dorland Robinson and Always Do the Right Thing: The One Hundred Year Legacy of Lawrence's Jewelers.

Author's Entries

  • Regina Dorland Robinson (1891-1917)

    Described as a child prodigy, early twentieth-century impressionist Regina Dorland Robinson showed remarkable talent at a young age. Versatile and prolific, in just ten years she created a significant body of work in charcoal, pastels, oils and watercolors before taking her own life in 1917 at the age of twenty-five. …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Vance DeBar (Pinto) Colvig (1892-1967)

    Nicknamed Pinto because of his generously freckled face, Vance Debar Colvig was one of Oregon’s most colorful and talented native sons. Best known as the voice of Walt Disney’s Goofy and the original Bozo the Clown, Colvig’s contributions to the entertainment industry were remarkably eclectic. Colvig's diverse career included stints …

    Oregon Encyclopedia