Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 am- 3 pm
During this event, patrons may bring in their WWI photos, letters, keepsakes and stories to be preserved for future generations.
Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One
Digitization Days, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, give Connecticut residents an opportunity to have their WWI photos, letters, keepsakes and stories preserved for future generations. During these events State Library staff record the stories and digitize the photos, letters, medals, keepsakes or objects saved by the men and women who served over here and over there. Their stories and digital images are then made freely available online and will be preserved in the Connecticut Digital Archive so that their efforts and sacrifices are never forgotten.
A few notes:
- We cannot digitize photocopies or printouts from the web.
- We cannot accept newspapers or any materials that are copyrighted.
- No weapons. They were an important part of the war, but for safety and security reasons, we can’t allow them at events.
Your ancestor wasn’t from Connecticut? No problem! We don’t care where they were from as long as you are a Connecticut resident!
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov
“Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.”