Wednesday, May 27, 2015

UNCG Project with Hayes Taylor YMCA Digitizes Greensboro History


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 am until 2:00 pm, students 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 us digitize it for the UNCG University Libraries “Community History” site.  These items will be digitized that same day and returned, and digital copies will be sent to the individuals if they wish. 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  (http://libcdm1.uncg.edu/cdm/) at UNCG’s Jackson Library.  It is expected that the project will be completed by September 30, and materials will be available for viewing on the website after that.

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 and UNCG employee 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.

When: Saturday June 20, 2015   11am – 2pm 
Where: Hayes-Taylor YMCA
    2630 E Florida St
    Greensboro, NC 27401
    phone 336.272.2131


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

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