In late 2020, The Heritage Alliance received a Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) grant, funding a contract archivist position for Spring 2022. The grant will be used to hire an individual to digitize photographs in our archival collection and make them accessible to the public via an online program where individuals can find, view, and learn more about our digital collections remotely.
“Some of the photographs in our care are real treasures,” explains Anne G’Fellers-Mason, the Executive Director at the Heritage Alliance. “We’re happy to have them in our collection, and preserve them for future generations, but we haven’t been able to share them with the public as widely as we would like. This grant will help change that.”
The contact archivist will work on this digitization project from January to May 2022, primarily in the archival division at the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum located inside the Jones-borough Visitors Center. The digitized files, complete with information and provenance (the history of the item’s origin and ownership), will be available to viewers online, including school groups, researchers, families, and the general public.
Many thanks to TSLA for helping the Heritage Alliance to make this important project a reality! Stay tuned for updates.