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Historical Society going digital

Dear Editor:

The Aspen Historical Society is scanning our map and poster collection. In order to complete this project, we rented a 52-inch roll scanner for two months. It is a dream come true for us and for users of our archives. When this project is complete, we will be able to offer digital versions of 836 posters and maps to the researchers.

Thanks to the solid support of The Thrift Shop, the Elk’s Club BPOE No. 224 and the Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation, these invaluable research documents are now preserved in a high-quality digital format and will be easily accessible to the public through the Aspen Historical Society’s research collection. I want to thank The Thrift Shop, the Elk’s Club BPOE #224 and the Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation for their unwavering support. These three charitable organizations have funded critical projects for the Aspen Historical Society for more than 30 years.

More and more of our archival collection is accessible via digitization, and many of our digitization projects are funded by these fabulous organizations!

Lisa Hancock

curator, Aspen Historical Society