Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Southeast's Special Collections and Archives Center digitilizes Civil War artifacts

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Southeast Missouri State University’s Special Collections and Archives Center wants to document and digitilize the whereabouts of letters, journals, diaries, photos, and other original documents from the Civil War.

The project’s manager is Ellen Ryan. She says documents, artifacts and photos will be digitized and placed onto a website so that educators, the general public, researchers and students have access to these resources.

"A lot of it is to kinda take the information that is out there put it in to one location so it is accessible to people," Ryan says.

Partners include the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center and the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

The project will be similar to a similar endeavor that is already completed in Springfield, Missouri.

The process started three weeks ago and will continue until mid July of next year.

Lauren Campbell, KRCU


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