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Remembering The Church In The Wildwood: The Archival Processing And Digitization Of The Martinsville Baptist Church Collection, Allison N. Grimes May 2018

Remembering The Church In The Wildwood: The Archival Processing And Digitization Of The Martinsville Baptist Church Collection, Allison N. Grimes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Martinsville Baptist Church was founded in 1912 in a rural farming community on State Highway 7 in eastern Nacogdoches County. The church was founded during a revival being held in the community of Martinsville and has been in continuous operation ever since. The church grew throughout its lifetime, reaching record attendance and membership numbers between 1950 and 1980. Since the early 2000s, church attendance and membership has been in decline. This thesis outlines the history of Martinsville Baptist Church and explains conservation measures taken during the archival processing and digitization of records in the Martinsville Baptist Church Collection.


One Of Our Own: Pawnee Bill's Life As Viewed By Bloomington Residents, Eric Willey Jan 2016

One Of Our Own: Pawnee Bill's Life As Viewed By Bloomington Residents, Eric Willey

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

Article examining how William Gordon Lillie, native of Bloomington, Illinois, was viewed by residents of the town through newspaper reports and other sources. Lillie achieved considerable fame as Wild West showman Pawnee Bill and was often associated with other legends of the American West.


Mass. Memories Road Show: Your Place In Massachusetts History, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Joanne Riley, University Archives & Special Collections, University Of Massachusetts Boston Apr 2013

Mass. Memories Road Show: Your Place In Massachusetts History, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, Joanne Riley, University Archives & Special Collections, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The Mass. Memories Road Show is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photographs and stories shared by the people of Massachusetts. We work with local communities to organize free public events where everyone is invited to bring photographs to be scanned and included in the archives at UMass Boston.

To date, the Mass. Memories Road Show has digitized more than 5,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we plan to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.


Local History: A Gateway To 21st Century Communications, Stephen Bromage Jan 2013

Local History: A Gateway To 21st Century Communications, Stephen Bromage

Maine Policy Review

Stephen Bromage discusses the important role libraries are playing through collaboration with the Maine Historical Society and local historical societies in documenting local history and making it accessible online.


Index To History Of Scituate By Hedley Smith, North Scituate Public Library Reference Staff Jan 2006

Index To History Of Scituate By Hedley Smith, North Scituate Public Library Reference Staff

Special Collections (Miscellaneous)

This document is an index to The History of Scituate, Rhode Island, by Hedley Smith. The history is an adaptation and expansion of a manuscript by Cyrus Walker (c.1900-1912) which was commissioned by the Scituate Bicentennial Committee in 1976. The book is available in the Special Collections of the University of Rhode Island Library (URI RI Collection F89 S4 S58).


The Obituary Index Project: A Collaborative Gateway To Local History, Gerald F. Patout Jr. Apr 2004

The Obituary Index Project: A Collaborative Gateway To Local History, Gerald F. Patout Jr.

The Southeastern Librarian

Genealogists and local historians are converging on libraries and information repositories in record numbers, armed with questions and determined to locate answers buried in the documentary annals of the past. This crusade is sometimes met with the same confounding and perplexing problems that challenge library genealogy and local history professionals - a proliferation of information resources, the questionable accuracy and validity of certain sources and the daunting and repetitive task of instructing end users in meaningful inquiry and research. In response to these changes, the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) and The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) are collaborating on …