Who: American Red Cross and IUPUI Library Digital Collections
What: Red Cross History Project Scan-a-thon Open House – Reception
When: Wednesday, March 17, 2016, 12-4 pm
Red Cross Board of Directors meeting to follow at 4:30 pm
Where: Northeast Indiana Red Cross, 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne 46825
Why:The Red Cross History Project is a partnership between the IUPUI University Library and the Red Cross to create a digital repository of historical memorabilia documenting 100 years of Red Cross service in Indiana. Learn more at: http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/collections/IRC
Visuals:IUPUI Library personnel will be onsite at the Red Cross to scan photos and other documents for inclusion in the Indiana Red Cross digital collection. Red Cross staff and library personnel will collect details on each scanned item before returning the originals to their owners. Jenny Johnson of the IUPUI University Library also will present information on the Red Cross History Project at the Board of Directors meeting following the Scan-a-thon.
Interviews:Katherine Mac Aulay, Executive Director – Northeast Indiana Red Cross
Jenny Johnson, IUPUI University Library
About the IUPUI Library – Promoting Research Excellence
The University Library preserves and manages a wide array of collections to support academic research and individual inquiry. Our Philanthropy Collections, including the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library and the Philanthropy Archives, are recognized internationally as leading resources for information relation to the history and practice of philanthropy. As the parent of the Herron Art Library, we also maintain a museum-caliber collection of over 500 rare artists’ books—works of art that are realized in the form of a book. And through our program of digital scholarship, we’ve created more than 60 online collections that make unique and historically important materials available to everyone via the Web.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.