After over a year of tedious work, Daviess County Public Library’s Digital Collection is live and ready for viewing.
“So far, we have digitized over 300 photos from our Kentucky Room,” said Interim Director, Leslie McCarty. “We will continue to add to the collection.”
The site lists three main collections:
- The Historic Photograph Collection is comprised of photographs relating to the history of Daviess county and surrounding areas. The items in this collection were found, donated and collected by the residents of Daviess county and the staff of the Kentucky Room over the course of many years.
- The Charles Manion Collection includes photographs taken by prominent Owensboro photographer Charles William Manion (1923-2001).
- The Telegram Collection is group of Western Union telegrams sent to and from Owensboro in 1898. “They were donated to us by Rosemary Conder, who found them while she was renovating a building on St. Ann Street,” McCarty said.
The staff still has several cabinets full of vertical files to digitize. The files are divided into historical photos and family photos. “The hope is to make research easier for people, especially people who are researching their geneology,” McCarty said.
Click here to view the Digital Collection yourself.
In other news, the library is hosting drum and guitar workshops on Saturday, Nov. 28th at 2 p.m. as part of their Stay Tuned program. David Parks (drummer for LoCash Cowboys) and guitarist Tommy Stillwell will be presenting.
On Monday, December 7, from 6 – 7 p.m., professional wrestlers Mad Man Pondo and Crazy Mary Dobson will talk about the professional wrestling business. Visit dcplibrary.org for more information.