From Rags to Pixels: East Tennessee's Newspapers from the 19th Century to Digitization - Brown Bag Lecture

@ The East Tennessee History Center
The East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:45am

Louisa Trott is project coordinator for the Tennessee Newspaper Digitization Project, a partnership between the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives to digitize a series of historic newspapers in Tennessee and to make these records publicly accessible online.  The first phase concentrated on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, the second on the period 1870-1900.  The project recently received a third grant for another series of papers. Ms. Trott will talk about the project, its value to researchers, how it can be accessed, and will give examples of the many types of information to be found in newspapers from the period.

The program is sponsored by 21st Mortgage Corporation and is free and open to the public.  The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville.  Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture.  Soft drinks will be available for purchase.  For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.

Presenting Sponsor: 
21st Mortgage Corporation