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Mar 17, 2022

Federal Grant Expands Springfield-Greene County (Missouri) Library’s Online Photo Collection of Ozarks’ Life and History

A $10,000 federal grant is expanding the Springfield-Greene County Library’s online digital collection of photographs “vividly documenting a period of rapid change in Springfield and the Ozarks.”

Part of the digital collection “From the Darkroom,” library staff will add 5,000 more digital images to the nearly 29,000 images already acquired. Those images originate from the Springfield News-Leader’s estimated 2.7 million photographs and negatives from 1945 to 2011.

The project began in 2016, and the library and the Springfield News-Leader expanded their partnership in 2021 to relocate photographs and negative images to the library district’s Local History & Genealogy archives.

You can read more in an article by Andrew Sullender published in Yahoo News at https://news.yahoo.com/federal-grant-expands-librarys-online-165022772.html.