Students at Leslie Junior High School, 1939. WHC 2015.023.0001
Newspaper Now Online
Online access to archival materials have revolutionized the way we do research. What often gets lost in the ease of use of digital collections is the cost, both in time and technology, that is required to support digital collections. As a small, non-profit organization, we have been looking for cost effective ways to make more of our collections accessible to the public. A few years ago we decided to start a pilot project which would utilize the free blogging platforms to index and digitize a collection of newspapers from a local Junior High School. Thanks to the dedicated work of our volunteer Lew, the 33 editions of the Leslie Junior High Broadcaster have been scanned and indexed and can be viewed online. You can access them here.
Our original goal was to try to get volunteers from the community to help us with the transcription. We have been less than successful with this goal, but are excited about the possibilities having them indexed and online will provide in connecting people with their past.
Leslie Junior High/Middle School History