Hundreds of the library’s Gloucester Newspaper Microfilm Collection of monthly reels spanning 40+ years have been optimized for accessibility and are now fully searchable on line! The microfilm rolls and readers on site are up and running as well.
“The Sawyer Free Library digitized the Gloucester Daily Times from January 1923 through March 1965. You can access the collection through our website (homepage), or directly from the online collection.”Sawyer Free Library
It’s as easy as click on the home page! Here’s Julie Travers, SFL’s Local History Librarian, walking me through the happy news. If you’d like to contribute to the library’s ongoing efforts, each roll costs roughly $175-$200 a piece.
Archives for All!
“HISTORY MAKING PLEA – ARCHIVES FOR ALLCatherine Ryan, Jan. 3, 2017 here
The prohibitive costs of best practice historic preservation (ADA compliant, temperature and humidity controls, security, sustainability, in house scanning/OCR/audio transcription, etc.) is impossible for all the worthy collections in town, and pits them as foes when vying for funds. Let’s flip that impediment on its head and make Gloucester a model for the state. Its treasures would be available worldwide if they were truly accessible –digitized…”
How exciting that Gloucester’s repositories have been busy digitizing treasures from their archives. The GDT newspaper microfilm rolls are a welcome addition.
2 thoughts on “Open Content: 40+ years of Gloucester Daily Times newspapers digitized! Jan 1923 thru Mar 1965 | Sawyer Free Library #GloucesterMA”
YOWZA, YOWZA, YOWZA…..! ;D
This is wonderful! So well done and easy to use. Thanks very much.