Wisconsin State Journal - More than 1,000 recorded interviews with Wisconsin veterans to be digitized, available online

For decades veterans, wartime laborers and refugees from around Wisconsin have told their stories of bravery, hardship and grief. Many of these stories are captured on cassette tapes, film reels and DVDs at community libraries, museums and historical societies, but these records of the state’s history could be lost to time as the years take their toll on the film and plastics containing them.

The Wisconsin Library System and Recollection Wisconsin, with funding from a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, plan to collect about 1,100 of those stories to digitize them, making them available to anyone with internet access and preserving them for many years.

The $135,000 is the project’s second grant — the first was for the yearlong planning stage starting in May 2016 when a staffer identified the recordings to be preserved...

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