(06/10/2005)
The WV Archives (WV Division of Culture & History) will spend the day at Dora Bee Woodyard Library in Elizabeth, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 13th.

They will be there to copy old photos brought in by county residents.

Archives staff has visited about 35 of the state's 55 counties so far, searching for images that reveal the state's identity through time.

They are not just looking for old photos, they need more photographs from the 1950s forward, including shots that show organizations, technology, and workers.

They are interested in photos of families, everyday life in the area, buildings and events. The photos do not have to be from Wirt County, but can be from anywhere in West Virginia.

The events do not have to be historical in nature, and you do not have to be able to definitively identify the people in the picture or when it was taken.

If you are not sure whether a particular photo is one that should be copied, please bring it in and let the archives staff examine it.

Dr. Fred Armstrong, Archives Director, has stated that he would rather look at fifty photos to find one that should be included in the archives, than to not view those fifty photos and miss that special one.

Clear original photos in color or black and white can be copied right then and there and promptly handed back.

Slides must be taken back to Charleston to be copied. If you bring slides, the archivists will sign paperwork with you to guarantee the proper return of items.

Digital photos are welcome also.


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