Thanks for the Digital Memories!

For years, students at Ben Lomond and Ogden High schools filled scrapbooks with keepsakes, such as award certificates, ticket stubs, newspaper clippings and even an invitation to the White House.

Digital Memories

Shelved in the high schools’ libraries, the books were exposed to heat and light — conditions that contributed to torn bindings and crumbling pages. Books that were checked out often were returned damaged.

WSU Archives & Digital Collections associate curator Jamie Weeks BS ’03 applied for a $51,000 grant from the Utah Library Services and Technology Act to digitize 40 years of those scrapbooked memories. 

Beginning June 2016, the scrapbooks will be available online at WSU’s Stewart Library Digital Collections, the Mountain West Digital Library and the Digital Public Library of America.