WestportREADS 2018 Kick-Off: Westport WWI Digitization Day

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Do you have your grandfather’s WWI photo album tucked away in a closet? Or a stack of letters your great-grandmother kept in a box in the attic? Or a story your neighbor told you about the local homecoming parade in the back of your mind?

Bring your collection to be scanned or photographed to help us learn more about the men and women who served during World War I. The CT State Library staff record the stories and digitize the photos, letters, medals, keepsakes or objects saved by the men and women who served in the US and overseas. They’ll work with you to create a profile for the WWI era person you want to remember. They’ll scan or photograph the pictures, letters or souvenirs you bring in and return them to you the same day. All of the images and stories will be added to an online WWI collection and to the Connecticut Digital Archive where they’ll be preserved for future generations.

A few notes:

  • Photocopies or printouts from the web cannot be digitized.
  • Newspapers or any other materials that are copyrighted cannot be digitized.
  • No weapons. They were an important part of the war, but for safety and security reasons, we can’t allow them at events.

Your ancestor wasn’t from Connecticut? No problem! We don’t care where they were from as long as you are a Connecticut resident!

To learn more check out the FAQ!

Guide to the WestportREADS books and program.

WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.

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