PROGRAM: History Harvests

Presented by:
Humanities Texas
National Partner: NEH Subject: Digital Humanities, Other, Varies Audience: All, Rural Communities

History Harvests are public, community-based events to which families may bring historic photos, letters, diaries, and other documents. Staff and volunteers from the sponsoring organizations scan items onsite and immediately return the owner’s original materials, along with a free digital copy. The sponsoring organizations also create and retain a digital copy with the owner’s approval. These community collections are made accessible to residents and the larger public online and through subsequent programming.