Hosted by the State Historical Society of Missouri Rolla Research Center, archivists will be available to digitize photographs, letters, pamphlets, postcards and other materials that speak to African American heritage in the region. Guests will be provided complimentary copies of their digital files. Attendees will also have the opportunity to record an interview with an oral historian about their items, community history and genealogy.
The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 6 at The Collaboratory in rooms G1-G4 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the Missouri S&T campus. Residents of Phelps, Crawford, Washington, Maries, Dent, Pulaski and Texas counties, as well as points throughout the northern Ozarks, are invited.
The event is free, but registration is required: https://shsmo.org/events/2022/ozarks-rolla-digitization.