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Janesville's Past: Additions to the Collection

Have you seen Janesville's Past? With recent additions made possible through a 2011 Library Services and Technology Act grant (LSTA) this is a collection worth checking out!

Janesville, located in southern Wisconsin near the Illinois border, was settled in 1835, making it one of the earliest communities in the state. The collection contains photographs by Lowell "Bud" Gruver, showing Janesville's changing cityscape in the 20th century. The nineteenth-century is well represented through many books and the newest additions to the collection include several histories written by citizens of Janesville, detailing everything from growing up in the city to entertainment and the schools.

Digitization of Janesville's Past is collaborative project completed by the UWDCC and the Hedberg Public Library and was funded, in part, through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. This grant provides financial support for public libraries to digitize and make available online, their local library resources.

Be sure to look through all of the new material that can be found in this collection!


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