January 28, 2022

Dallas Public Library Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Preserve Memorabilia From Dallas Shooting

From the City of Dallas:

Four months after the tragic killings of five Dallas police officers, the Friends of the Dallas Public Library (FODPL) is mounting a fundraising campaign to preserve thousands of items left by the public in memory of the victims. The nonprofit group that supports Dallas’ 29 libraries seeks to raise $75,000 through GoFundMe.com to begin digitizing and storing the historical artifacts as the Dallas Police Memorial Archives and to make them available to the public.

The money donated will enable the library to buy acid-free archival boxes to protect and preserve the artifacts, and to begin the digitization process. “This will ensure that these objects remain in our collection forever and can be shared with the world in the future,” Giudice said.

Donations to the project can be made by searching for “Dallas Police Memorial Archives” at www.GoFundMe.com.  Those who do not wish to donate online can contact the Friends of the Dallas Public Library at (214) 670-1458 or visit www.fodpl.org.

From CBS Dallas:

“We’ve hit a snag, we just don’t have enough of these materials to properly store these items, and we need to store them properly to preserve them,” said Jo Giudice, Director of Libraries, City of Dallas.

From flags to stuffed animals, notes and letters by the thousands — the symbols of a world response to the Dallas Police Department’s loss are worthy

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