Of course, Bob and I have some history together. This coming October, it will have been 20 years since the two of us—the two Bobs—bought True West magazine from the two Steves, in Stillwater, Oklahoma:
This just in from my contact in Lincoln County: "I have just learned that the McCubbin family has donated all the AG pulled documents to the state!! The AG is supposed to be putting out a statement on that shortly."
It also needs to be said that Bob McCubbin was always generous with his collection and he shared virtually all of his images with True West for the past 20 years for the simple reason that he loved history and he loved to see the correct photos run, preferably large, so that everyone could see them in all their glory. Often he would ask us to take care of commercial inquiries, like tv shows who wanted to use his photos, and our production manager, Robert Ray, would send scans and collect a modest fee for Bob, for the usage rights. These fees were in the range of $50 per photo and more often than not Bob would remit the fee back to Robert Ray for his time spent finding and sending the images. Almost without exception, Bob shared his collection and was gracious to all inquiries.