10 July 2015

Jefferson Co., Missouri, Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in preserving the long lost Jefferson County historical Circuit Court records. Archivist Bill Glankler will spearhead the project for the Missouri State Archives (MSA). When completed, the digital copies will be placed on the MSA website for all to view. Volunteers are needed to straighten folded circuit court packages. The documents are being digitized in Hillsboro at the Jefferson County History Center at Jefferson College. The Center is located in the Jefferson College library and is a repository for historic documents from the Jefferson County Courthouse.

The project will start on Thursday, August 13th and then continue every Thursday. The hours will be from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. They are planning on working from 10–12, taking an hour lunch break, and then working again from 1–3. If someone isn't able to volunteer every week or all day, he/she can work every other week or just a morning or afternoon shift. If the project has more than four volunteers, they will plan to set up an every other week rotation schedule.

Please let Joette Klein, librarian for the Jefferson County History Center, know if you are interested.  Her e-mail is jklein1@jeffco.edu or by you can phone her at 636-481-3161.

(Thanks to Chris Merseal in Jefferson County for sending us this information.) 

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