Marshall Friends of the Library awarded $2,500 DAR grant
The Marshall Friends of the Library recently received a $2,500 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) grant for its digitization of Marshall newspapers project.
The library has 145 microfilm reels of Clark County and Marshall newspapers dating back to 1849. It began digitizing them in 2012. To date, the Friends project has digitized 88 reels at a cost of $90 per reel. Once digitized, the contents of the reels are searchable by names, dates or locations.
Archives can be accessed at http://marshall.advantage-preservation.com using any device that has internet access.
The local branch of the DAR, the Walter Burdick Chapter, sponsored the Friends of the Library project for a Special Project Grant. The grant will cover approximately half the cost of digitizing the remaining reels.
The Friends of the Library is also accepting donations toward the project, while the library offers a microfilm Memorial and Honorarium option. Donors can commemorate a wedding, anniversary or loved one by donating toward the digitization of a reel. The individual's or group's name will be added to the reel and a plaque displayed in the library.
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