12 January 2017
What great news for those researching Alabama family …
Alabama Media Group is donating its massive collection of historical photographic negatives chronicling the people, places and events of the 20th century to the Alabama Department of Archives and History, where the images will be preserved, catalogued, digitized and made available online to the public.
Containing more than 3 million images from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and Mobile's Press-Register, the collection is the largest gift of historical content received by the state archives in its 115-year history.
Most of these photo negatives have never been printed or published.
Here is the landing page on the Alabama Department of Archives & History website, home to the collection and where, as images are digitized, they can be accessed, though probably not until the latter part of 2017.
Check out a short and yet powerful video about the new collection.
What other massive historical image archives are you aware of?
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