Missouri Over There seeks to investigate the state’s involvement in World War I, and serve as a precursor to the statewide collaborative digitization project, Over There: Missouri in the Great War. The blog will feature regular posts on Missouri World War I history, fascinating World War I collections, and World War I programs hosted throughout the state.
As the digitization project develops, the blog will feature progress updates. It will also serve as a means for you to influence the types of information and material available in the digitization project, as you can share topics that interest you and your personal / family collections.
What is digitization?
Digitization is the process of converting data, records, images, or other media into an electronic format, e.g., scanning historical record.
Over There: Missouri in the Great War will develop a single digital collection consisting of documents, photographs, artifacts and other media in preparation for the centennial remembrance beginning in 2014. The project will be completed in multiple phases. Currently, project partners are developing the project outline, seeking additional partnerships, and project staff are reviewing historical collections. This project will be a combination of material from organizations across the state and from private individuals.
If you have photos, documents, or artifacts let us know! Project staff are not looking to take your personal collection, they simply want to scan them and place the digital images online. If you want to donate your WWI collections, project staff can help you find a good home for them.
Over There Project Staff
Project staff are positioned in four areas of the state. If you have a WWI collection that you would like to share, please contact the staff member closest to you.
Columbia, Mo. - Claire Marks
Kansas City, Mo. - Whitney Heinzmann
St. Louis, Mo. - Rochelle Caruthers
Springfield, Mo. - Gary Larsen
Over There: Missouri in the Great War is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act Digital Imaging Grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and coordinated by the Missouri State Library.