Library Services and Technology Act Grant (LSTA) Funded for $18,000 For over a century, Girl Scouts has served as a unique and vital part of women’s cultural history in Indiana. The proposed project will involve digitizing that rich history to make it available to current and future Girl Scouts, researchers, historians, and the general public. The materials to be digitized include charter documents for Girl Scout Councils, meeting minutes and notes, newspaper articles, handbooks/activity books, and photographs. Some of the more unique materials include a slide show produced by Girl Scouts, photographs and maps of Girl Scout camps, and 45 troop scrapbooks that provide a written and pictorial history reflecting the importance of Girl Scouts in the lives of girls and women in northern Indiana. The project is collaboration between the Mishawka Penn Harris Public Library (MPHPL) and the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana. The work will be done by library professionals in Ft. Wayne, IN at Girl Scout Headquarters and by trained Girl Scout volunteers.
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