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Connecting to history: Library to continue digital archive additions


Submitted Photothe Alaska Digital Archive/Petersburg Library

A historic Salvation Army funeral is held in Sing Lee alley with many of Petersburg's Tlingit residents in attendance. Photo is undated.

Petersburg Public Library just finished the grant phase of a project to digitally preserve local Tlingit and borough history, according to Taralee Alcock, Library Director.

The grant, obtained from the Institute for Museum and Library services and administered by the Alaska State Library, was for $16,940, which gave the library a "foot in the door'' to begin adding the wealth of local history available to a much greater electronic catalogue than is available at home.

"We added 200 photographs to the Alaska Digital Archive,'' she said, adding that some were scans of old documents - letters,...

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