The Knox College Library invites you to a Community Digitization Day to be held Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Galesburg Public Library (40 E. Simmons St.) from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm. Bring your materials related to African-American history in Galesburg and we can scan them and place the digital copies in the online collection (you keep the originals).
Printed material such as letters and diaries, brochures from clubs and organizations, church programs are the kinds of materials rich in historical information. Photographs, especially ones dated pre-1950, are also valuable pieces of the historical record. We are especially looking for issues of The Illinois Star newspaper, a paper published in Galesburg for the African-American community in the 1930s and 1940s.
We will have samples of preservation materials on hand, and material explaining how to properly care for historical artifacts.
The Struggle and Progress project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.