Wabash Valley Visions and Voices and the Clinton Public Library Preserving Memories During Community History Day Sept. 16

September 14 2006

Who: Wabash Valley Visions and Voices and the Clinton Public Library

What: Community History Day, an opportunity for Clinton and Vermillion County residents to bring their historical photographs and documents to be scanned into a searchable online digital database

When: Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Clinton Public Library, 313 South Fourth Street

The public is invited to bring photographs and documents related to coal mining in Vermillion County to the Library where they will be scanned by project team members. Individuals interested in participating in the oral history aspect of the project will be able sign up for an interview at that time. The collected material will be added to the O Miners Awake digital repository that will be available through the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices website. Wabash Valley Visions and Voices staff spent Aug. 9 at the Coal Town Museum where they photographed 300 artifacts and scanned over 200 documents for inclusion in the digital respository being created.

Individuals wishing to contribute photographs and documents pertaining to local history to the Wabash Valley Visions & Voices Digital Memory Project are also welcome to attend the event.

Wabash Valley Visions and Voices, established in April 2004 and publicly unveiled in October 2005, is dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the rich history of West Central Indiana. The digital collection contains artifacts, administrative and personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, yearbooks, maps, texts, oral histories and other audio and video files.

A collaborative effort involving the Wabash Valley's libraries, museums, cultural organizations and community groups, the region's history can be accessed via the internet at http://visions.indstate.edu .

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Contact: Karen Walker, Clinton Public Library, (765) 832-8349 Cinda May, ISU Cunningham Memorial Library, (812) 237-2534

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783, devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

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The public is invited to bring photographs and documents related to coal mining in Vermillion County to the Library where they will be scanned by project team members. Individuals wishing to contribute photographs and documents pertaining to local history to the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices Digital Memory Project are also welcome to attend the event.

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