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You’ll See No Scythes Here, This Harvest is Digital

February 13, 2014

Due to the overwhelming success of the recent History Harvest, the West Texas Collection continues to scan materials and announces plans for a community heritage website to make collections available for research.

The line outside of the Community Room of the Stephens Central Library began forming around 9 a.m., an hour before the opening of the San Angelo History Harvest. The people waited patiently with their treasures while volunteers put the final touches on scanning stations. From the time the doors opened at 10:00 a.m. a steady flow of participants kept volunteers from ASU’s Honors Student Association, the West Texas Collection, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Concho, San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, Goodfellow AFB and Humanities Texas busy until well after the scheduled 4:00 p.m. closing time. The harvest was plentiful, and at the end of the day 66 gigabytes of local history was captured and digitally preserved. Keep your eyes peeled, the project will culminate in a community heritage website that will make the collections accessible for research. It’s not too late to contribute! Additional collections continue to be scanned at the West Texas Collection.