Saturday, September 07, 2013

Pioneers In Your Attic -- Free Scanning Event

Pioneers In Your Attic -- Free Scanning Event

Utah Valley University Library is partnering with other libraries in Utah to help create a freely accessible online collection of original pioneer-era manuscripts. “Pioneers in Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration” is a regional digital project where UVU's Sutherland Archives staff, in partnership with local libraries and museums, is attempting to locate, digitize and provide free worldwide access to privately owned letters, diaries, photographs and other materials from the 1842-1869 time period. They hope to discover these items from local citizens at several free "scanning events" throughout the area.

Scanning events will be held:
Pleasant Grove City Library, Sept, 14, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Orem Public Library,  Oct 8, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Springville Public Library, Oct 19, 10:00am-5:00pm

Participating Partners Brigham Young University - Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University-Idaho Library
Snow College Libraries Southern Utah University - Sherratt Library
University of Nevada, Reno University Libraries
University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries
University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library
Utah State University - Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah Valley University Library
Weber State University - Stewart Library

For information about setting up pioneer collections for harvest into MWDL, please see "Setting Up a Repository for Harvest." - See more at:

Utahns encouraged to bring 'pioneers out of your attics'
By Faith Heaton Jolley  June 25th, 2013

Dates available for when the Mountain West Digital Library workers will be available at each city public library on the Mountain West Digital Library website.

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