Beachwood Centennial Book Project
Posted by beachwoodhistoricalalliance on February 12, 2012
The Beachwood Historical Alliance, a not-for-profit citizen’s group, has been reactivated and awarded a contract with Arcadia Publishing, maker of the popular local history book series Images of America, to form a centennial book in the series for Beachwood, which began life as a newspaper-backed promotion with the New York Tribune in late 1914. The deadline for this project is January 2014, with publication due later that year.
Volunteers are needed to help research, digitize and produce materials for this project over the next two years, with proceeds going directly towards future Beachwood historical projects, directives, and plans as formed by a new alliance board.
Work on this project will largely include the use of microfilm machines and microfilm material of archival area newspapers at the Toms River Library, the use of digital scanning technology (provided), online research through such websites as the New York Times and Trenton Times archives and Ancestry.com, and official written contact with families of past borough residents for the solicitation of materials either borrowed or donated. All work can be performed by volunteers as available and interested.
Volunteers can also ask to double as project/alliance board members for the management of this and future projects, as well as the possible aid in planning centennial events with borough officials in the coming years. Future meetings will be held on an as-needed basis; most communication will occur online or, as needed, over the telephone to facilitate differing schedules of volunteers.
Anyone interested in joining this project are encouraged to write email@example.com. Please consider aiding in this worthwhile project, which will surely be looked back upon for decades to follow as a primary resource of our community.
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