Library grant to preserve steel industry archives

Caught this on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette site today…Being a Pittsburgh girl, I am really happy to read about this effort.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008
By Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, founded with money from the steel industry, yesterday announced an ambitious project to preserve its archive of Pittsburgh’s iron and steel business.

The impetus for the project is a $600,000 grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The money will fund a three-year program to digitalize the library’s 400,000 pages documenting the area’s historic role in the production of industrial metals.

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