“Skilled professionals with scanning equipment will be available to digitize the precious documents,” according to a press release from Weber State University.
WSU’s Stewart Library will make digital copies of the scanned images at various locations around Weber and Davis Counties.
“Participants will leave with their original items intact, plus a digital copy of all the scanned images,” said the release.
Davis County sessions are scheduled for the Headquarters Library, 133 S. Main St. in Farmington, on Wednesday, Sept. 11; at the Central Branch Library, 155 N. Wasatch Dr. in Layton, on Monday, Sept. 16; and at the South Branch Library, 725 S. Main St. in Bountiful, on Wednesday, Sept. 18. All sessions run from noon to 7 p.m. and no appointment is necessary.
The project is called “Pioneers in Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration,” and is being conducted by the Utah Academic Library Consortium and Mountain West Digital Library. WSU’s Stewart Library is involved to assist residents in northern Utah in sharing their histories.
Manuscripts that reflect "social, political, military, business and religious life on the frontier" are especially sought, according to the release.