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Over There: Missouri and the Great War

 Over There: Missouri in the Great War is a statewide digitization project that will document Missouri's WWI history.

The project will develop a single digital collection consisting of documents, photographs, artifacts and other media in preparation for the centennial remembrance beginning in 2014. "Over There: Missouri in the Great War" will be completed in multiple phases. Currently, project partners are developing the project outline, seeking additional partnerships, and project staff are reviewing historical collections. This project will be a combination of material from organizations across the state and from private individuals.

Project Partners include:

Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, Mo.

Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Mo.

Museum of Osteopathic Medicine SM, Kirksville, Mo.

National World War I Museum, Kansas City, Mo.

State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, Mo.

For more information go to the Over There: Missouri in the Great War blog. The blog will feature regular posts on Missouri World War I history, "this-day-in-history," fascinating World War I collections, and World War I programs hosted throughout the state.

As the digitization project develops, the blog will feature progress updates. It will also serve as a means for you to influence the types of information and material available in the digitization project, as you can share topics that interest you and your personal / family collections.

Through the blog you can sign up for email notification when a new article is posted. You can also follow the project on Facebook.

Over There: Missouri in the Great War is made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act Digital Imaging Grant funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and coordinated by the Missouri State Library.

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