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Carrollton Public Library Receives Grants for Digitization of Local History Materials
Posted Date: 10/4/2013 7:30 AM

October 3, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Carrollton Public Library Receives Grants for Digitization of Local History Materials

Carrollton, TX –The Carrollton Public Library received two grants for digitization of local history materials. 

The first project to digitize the records of Union Baptist Church, the first Baptist congregation in Dallas County, organized in 1846, is made possible by a grant of $1,279 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (2014). The records span from the late 1800s to the 1990s.  The earliest record book, a handwritten ledger from 1870, was digitized by the University of North Texas (UNT) a few years ago, and the work for this grant will be completed by staff at UNT’s Willis Library. 

A second grant of $1,000, also made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, is for “work in kind” to digitize 4-5 rolls of microfilm of the local newspaper The Carrollton Chronicle from 1904 through 1994.  Work for this grant will also be completed by staff at UNT’s Willis Library.

Digitized files from both projects will be accessible through the Portal to Texas History, a website maintained by UNT  at http://texashistory.unt.edu/. These grants make it possible to make more records available to historians and genealogists everywhere. 

 

For more information, contact Lynette Jones, Branch Library Manager, at 972-466-4814 or visit either Carrollton Public Library at 1700 Keller Springs Road or 4220 N. Josey Lane, or online at cityofcarrollton.com/library.