10,000 Ostler Slides Online

1958 Lincoln Boys Basketball Team

The Frankfort Community Public Library is happy to announce that the Clinton County:  Fun in the ʼ50s project has passed the 10,000 mark!  As of January 9, we have uploaded over 10,000 images from the James Ostler Slide Collection to Indiana Memory, thereby preserving these images as well as making them accessible around the world.  This project has been funded by three Library Services and Technology Act grants totaling a little over $19,000.  This project has focused solely on those slides that James Ostler took at various business, schools, organizational meetings, and community events in the 1950s.

Since October 2019, the library has focused on digitizing slides taken at school activities in school reunions.  Thus far, we have scanned over 2,000 slides, over 1,500 of which have already been uploaded to Indiana Memory.  To see the school pictures that have already been uploaded and more, go to http://www.in.gov/memories and search for “James Ostler Digitized Collection.”

This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.  The IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.  Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

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