19 December 2007

Colorado: Digitizing Denver's neighborhoods

If your family lived in Denver, Colorado, here's a great new resource.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has provided a $778,000 grant to the Denver Public Library's Western History/Genealogy Department for the Library's Creating Communities: Digitizing Denver's Historic Neighborhoods project.

According to the department's manager Jim Kroll, the Library will become the city's archival records respository and the project will create a centralized digital repository of materials about the city.

Also linked to the public records will be manuscripts, photographs, published narrative, cartography, audio and video recordings and newspaper clippings from private sources.

Over the next three years, the library will work on this with its partners: the City of Denver, the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, DU Penrose Library, Auraria Library and the Colorado Historical Society.

Read more here.

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