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UNCG project with Hayes-Taylor YMCA digitizes Greensboro history

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: ,
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Do you have a piece of Greensboro’s history in your possession? Something that tells your story, or that of your family or neighborhood? A photograph? A document? A letter?

If so, bring it along as you come to the Hayes-Taylor YMCA to see what the Achievers Program there has been doing to learn about – and save Greensboro history in digital form so that it can be seen and used by future generations.

On Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the new YMCA building at 2630 E Florida Street, students in the Achievers Program who have been participating since February in a project to collect and digitize Greensboro history will hold a free event to show others what they’ve been doing. There will be a multi-poster display of some of the interesting and important historical materials that have been discovered since February.

The “Digitizing Greensboro History” staff and students also invite the public to bring a cherished letter, document or photograph (individual, family, an older image of Greensboro or perhaps their neighborhood, or images of Greensboro “back in the day”), and let them digitize it on the UNCG University Libraries “Community History” site. These items will be digitized that same day and returned, and copies will be sent to the individuals. The digitized items will later be placed on the UNCG University Libraries “Community History” website at http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/Community, which is part of the Digital Projects unit at UNCG’s Jackson Library.

Representatives of the UNCG Libraries and Hayes-Taylor YMCA’s Achievers Program will also be present to answer questions. Among these are UNCG grads Felton Foushee, director of the Achievers program, and Achievers program coordinator Eugenia Brown of the Hayes-Taylor YMCA, who are working with David Gwynn and Stephen Catlett of the University Libraries at UNCG on the project.

For more information about the project, see: http://uncgdigital.blogspot.com/search/label/Hayes-Taylor

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 

Reposted from Campus Weekly