Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science announced the opening of “Digitizing Local History Sources,” a groundbreaking project and website offering the public access to over 51,000 images from 40 participating Long Island historical societies.
Additional Information via a News Release:
The endeavor was funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
The collection documents the breadth of life on Long Island: from the diary of a 1920s schoolgirl to the daily calendar of a World War II school superintendent; from the daily account book of an 18th century blacksmith to advertising scrapbooks from the quintessential Long Island department store; from 17th century deeds to 20th century real estate agent records; from photos of early 1900s automobile races to scrapbooks documenting the destruction caused by the Hurricane of 1938; and from the daily life of wealthy Gold Coast residents to the treasured photo albums of Fire Island community members.
Suggested search terms for beginning to explore the collection include:
Direct to Digitizing Local History Sources