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Gearing Up for Interviews

We hope to begin interviewing people the 1st or 2nd week in March. We have a generic release form that we need each of our interviewees to sign and agree to be videoed. I have a very nice DSLR camera and tripod and a scanner/printer that we will be setting up in one of the […]

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Made It Through 2 Years of Newspapers

I have finally made it through two whole years of newspapers online and at the microfilm machine at the Florida Gateway College Library. I have a standing appointment 4 days a week for the next three weeks for 2 hours a day to try and get through as many reels of microfilm as quickly as […]

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Private Tour of Hotel Blanche

Today we were afforded the opportunity to tour the public areas of the hotel prior to the “Official” renovations that begin soon with the Vice President of IDP Housing (the project’s coordinator), Carter Broun. Check out the website and Facebook page for The Blanche. Please, like and share the Facebook page to show your support. […]

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Experience with Microfilms

Today was my first day researching at the Florida Gateway College Library looking through the microfilms for the back issues of the Lake City Reporter newspapers. Whoa! Took almost an hour to get comfortable with loading the machine, figuring out how the software works and then having to scan every page for references to the […]

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Found the Original Historical Place Application

Cruising the internet for all references to the Hotel Blanche I came across a link to the Department of Interior of the original application to declare the Blanche as a historical building. There are two documents, one with the application which is 32 pages long and another with all the photographs that went along with […]