Our history and yours - Clarksville Star digitized at library

Dorothy Winkey donated funding for the Clarksville Star digitization. (R) Librarian Kristen Clark shows how the system works. (Bethany Carson photo.)

“If you ever want to know anything that ever happened in Clarksville, the newspaper is the place to go,” Library Director Kristen Clark said.

     The Clarksville Public Library is excited to announce that every edition of the Clarksville Star from April 5, 1872, when James Stewart purchased the paper, until 2016, is available digitized in the Priepke Resource Room on the lower level of the library thanks to a generous $10,000 donation to the project from Clarksville resident Dorothy Winkey.

     “The Star contains so much local history that this is just one more way by digitizing that the library can help preserve the town’s history,” Clark said.

     The library has hard copies of the paper and microfilm, but considered digitizing as one more way to keep that history safe—and make it more easily accessible. Searching through archive books and microfilm is very time consuming, especially if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for.

 

Read more in the July 12 edition of the STAR.