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    1. [TXSMITH] Good NEWs from SCHS
    2. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. Great News from SCHS. Scott Fitzgerald Tyler TX From: membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org <membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:05 PM To: info@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org Subject: Smith County Historical Society - Grant Approval UPDATE AND NEW NEWS! Yesterday was a busy day! We had 24 donations made to our Society through East Texas Giving Day and received a total of $4,155.00! I am also happy to share the following news. This is a quote from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) about our grant application: "Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that our review panel has recommended Smith County Historical Society, Inc. for a Recordings at Risk grant in the amount of $25,258.43 to support the project Historical Magnetic Tape Preservation Project. Your project was one of only 20 selected from a total of 77 applications." Here is a link that explains the project and what this money is to be used for: https://www.clir.org/recordings-at-risk/funded-projects/ Tiffany and I are excited to get started on the project. It should take about one year. Once complete, the SCHS old program and interview recordings (reel-to-reel, VHS, and cassette), some from as far back as 1968, will be digitized and able to be viewed and researched on our You Tube Channel! We can't wait to hear what is on these recordings. Thank you for your continued support! Carla Lacy Office Manager Smith County Historical Society 903-592-5993

    05/21/2019 08:00:45