John Williams Negative Scan Project
John H. Williams, a photographer and proprietor of the Art Studio in Brookhaven, Mississippi, spent many years taking pictures of buildings, people, and activities in this community. The majority of photographs and negatives in the collection are from 1946-1970. Included are pictures of local community buildings, schools and school groups, churches and church groups, and weddings. Also included are some early oilfield, logging, and Stahl-Urban pictures. An extensive number of items are portraits of local individuals and family groups. These photographs are an outstanding memory of the citizens of Southwest Mississippi – depicting faces and special moments in their lives.
Funded by a federal Library Services and Technology Act grant, new computers and software have been purchased in order to scan and digitize some of the thousands of photographic negatives in the John Williams Collection, owned by Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library. To date, 2,025+ negatives have been scanned and stored in digital format. A separate grant allowed 200 photographs to be digitized for the library. The library staff is working to upload the images to Flickr for public access. If you would like to conduct research in the collection, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule access.
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