Dublin circa 1940           This photograph shows Dublin in about 1940 with the original Lincoln Highway 50 merging with the new Lincoln Highway 50.  It is an example of the kind of photograph that will be scanned and digitized as part of new project that the Library and the Dublin Heritage Center are currently engaged in. 

The California Local History Digital Resources Project (LJDRP) offers grants to libraries to digitize photographs like this one of Dublin.  The grant provides funds for scanning and digitizing the photographs, as well as $5,000 in project costs. 

More than 40 public, academic, and special libraries have participated in the LHDRP.  These historic items are now viewable over the Internet through the research Web portals Calisphere and the Online Archive of California.  

We are excited that our grant application was successful! Over the next year, Elizabeth Isles, Director of the Heritage Center, and I will be working to create online access to the core collection of photographs at the Museum.

You can help! We need to show how this project will benefit the Dublin community.  Did you know that the Museum has historical photographs of the community available for use? Would electronic access to these photographs be helpful to you?  How would you use the photographs?  For school, work related research, personal research, genealogy?  Drop us a line and let us know what you think!

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