Historical Charleston Naval Shipyard newsletters to be digitized | News
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The Patriots Point Naval Maritime Museum will digitize Charleston Naval Shipyard newsletters dating back to 1942 thanks to a hefty donation.
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation awarded the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum Foundation $20,000. The money will go towards hiring a skilled professional at the College of Charleston's Lowcountry Digital Library who will scan, upload and index the newsletters.
Uploaded newsletters will go to the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Patriots Point will use social media outlets to inform the public on progress, and links to the newsletters will be placed on their website.
"We are thrilled to be a part of this project," said John White, Ph.D. and Interim Dean of Libraries at the College of Charleston. "These newsletters are a window into working and middle class life in the Lowcountry over the course of a half-century."
There are only four known copies of the Charleston Naval Shipyard newsletters, and the new digital archive will be the first ones publicly accessible.
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