New digitization project underway

We are proud to announce the commencement of a new oral history digitization project, running from now until April 30, 2020. At the end of the project, researchers and genealogists around the world will have free online access to audio recordings of interviews with people who lived through the most terrifying chapter of Jeffersonville’s history, the Great Flood of 1937.

Each interview was recorded on audio cassette in 1984. The digitization project includes interviews with approximately 35 Jeffersonville residents, as well as interviews with workers from Quartermaster Depot and a rediscovered interview about the concrete industry in Indiana.

You can read more about the project in an article from the October 1, 2019 edition of the News and Tribune, which features interviews with our Genealogy and Local History Librarian Diane Stepro and Digitization Technician Eden Kuhlenschmidt.

This project was made possible by a grant from the Institute for Library and Museum Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.

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