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Community Scan Day planned to expand Civil War database

August 15, 2011

As a part of the Wabash Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Digitization Project, Wabash Valley Visions and Voices is reaching out to the community for Civil War items.

The project, along with the Sullivan County Public Library, will hold a Community Scan Day on Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library located at 100 S. Crowder Street in Sullivan. Area residents are encouraged to bring Civil War items such as letters, diaries, photographs, documents, and artifacts to be photographed or scanned. The digitized items will be added to the Civil War database that is being constructed.

The Digitization Project is made possible by a nearly $19,000 grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

Contact: Cinda May, Wabash Valley Visions & Voices, Indiana State University, at 812-237-2534