Delaware County Community Foundation Grant . . . .

Preserving Photographs for Tomorrow

Lenny Lepola Working in Home Office on the Photos of Big Walnut Community

In August 2018 Polly Horn, Curator of the Myers Inn Museum, acting for both Big Walnut Area Historical Society and Community Library applied for a grant from the Delaware County Community Foundation to hire Lenny Lepola to move photos from his 54 external hard drives onto new drives that can be uploaded into the Community Library and Historical Society databases. $5,000 was awarded and Lenny began moving the photos from his drives to a new drive purchased for this project in January 2019.

Lenny continued the project until the grant money was gone in July 2019. In that time he copied 148,997 files, mostly photos with metadata and some corresponding text files. Photos were dated 2005 up to some in 2011.

There are still many photos to transfer.  Community Library Foundation has granted funds to continue the project through the year.  

Community Library will post the photos to the Delaware Memory Project as time permits.    Meanwhile the photos may be used for non-commercial projects through the library or the historical society.

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