Please join the DNA board and the staff of the Drake University Archives for the unveiling of the Drake Neighborhood Association archives with a presentation by Patty Daniels! About two years ago, the two groups began a project to organize, digitize and appropriately store 35 years worth of Drake Neighborhood Association archives including meeting minutes, event programs, photographs and newspaper articles. The archives, which had been stored in plastic containers and were passed from one president to the next for a few decades, will be available to the public this spring. The project is being presented ahead of schedule due to the hard work of Drake University students and the Archives staff. At the event, attendees will learn to use an online finding aid to search the archive which includes many pieces that will be available in a digital format. They will also be able to arrange time to come to the Drake University Archives to interact with the pieces – including photos, videos and audio recordings – in person. In addition to the tutorial at the event, there will be an exhibit of items from the archives on display to the public through the end of May. We are excited to make this rich resource available, not just to Drake Neighborhood residents but, to anyone with internet access. DNA is deeply grateful for the enthusiasm and commitment of Kathy Lincoln and Claudia Frazer at Cowles Library and the students involved in the project. We would not have this opportunity without them!
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