Wednesday, November 03, 2010
News---Virginia's Civil War Legacy Project Offers Free Scanning of Docs and Pix
The Hall of Valor at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park in the Shennandoah Valley will offer free digital scanning of family documents and photographs this weekend. The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission and the Library of Virginia have partnered to create a state-wide online collection of original Civil War manuscripts that still remain in private hands. The Civil War 150 Legacy Project: Document Digitization and Access focuses on manuscript materials created during the period 1859-1867 that reflect social, political, military, business and religious life in Virginia during the period of the Civil War and the early period of Reconstruction.
The public is invited to bring original photographs, diaries, letters, and other documents from the Civil War era for evaluation and digital scanning by Library of Virginia personnel. Scanned materials will be made available on the web via the Library of Virginia web site and the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission web site.
The CW 150 Legacy Project is a multi-year effort to locate, digitize and provide world-wide access to the private documentary heritage of the American Civil War era located throughout Virginia. The Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Library of Virginia are partnering on this project, which will give individuals an opportunity to have their historic letters, diaries and other collections scanned to preserve their valuable intellectual content. This November 5 event is being offered through the Shenandoah County Sesquicentennial Committee. The public is invited to bring original photographs, diaries, letters, and other documents from the Civil War era for evaluation and digital scanning. There is no cost for this ne day event being held between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. Those taking part must schedule an appointment in advance. Those taking part must schedule an appointment in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 866-515-1864, Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm.
For more information go to http://www.virginiacivilwar.org/legacy/ or http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/cw150