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Family History and Artifact Collection


Abstract:


Following our mission of helping community members stay involved with local histories and our user need of sharing family artifacts, our library will take on the role of facilitating a community driven artifact collection to digitize.  In 2015, we will invite thirty users to contribute up to twenty materials to be digitized.  Of these twenty items, no more than two can be items such as clothing or audio.  The expected majority of items will be family photographs that will portray our city through the years, as well as family recipes.  All contributors will have the option to give the library three-year rights, lifetime rights of the contributor, or forever rights.  Every three years they library will call for ten more contributors in order to make up for materials lost through the three-year rights materials and to continuously grow the collection.  The final product will be a website where materials can be searched by contributor, type of material, as well as by specific information to locate materials.  The final product will allow contributors to share family artifacts with other family members all over the world with ease.  Also, the library will be helping to preserve history for these family members and the city we serve. 


This sample collection was built to showcase items of Lizzie Campbell, my granny.  Lizzie Campbell was born November 28, 1926.  A devout Christian woman of many talents; singing, song writting, sewing, cooking, and hunting are just a few things she excelled at.  


Being the Christian she was, when she realized she was sick she did not go to the doctor.  She hid her sickness for four years until the cancer became too much.  Lizzie Campble died on September 3, 1998.  Although she was physically absent from her on funeral service, she had prepared a recording of a song she wrote as well as a message to be played at the funeral.  


The items in the collection include photos of handwritten songs, one recipe, a quilt made for me, a "darn it" doll, a tag for her sewing creations, other photos that showcase her life, and audio recordings from her funeral.

 
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