The Milwaukee Public Library has applied for a small grant to pay for the purchase of equipment for the preservation and digitization of some of the library's more unique materials.
Above is an example of one of our unique materials. It is a World War II U.S. Navy recruiting poster. It is just one of many unique items in the Milwaukee Public Library's possession.
The grant is called the Hometown Helper grant, and it allows non-profit organizations the opportunity to apply for a (relatively) small sum of money to be spent on equipment of all sorts. If our application is accepted, it will allow us to make digital copies of large items, such as maps, posters, and large format photographs for which we have no way of copying in house at this time. Making these copies will help the library preserve the items, and will allow us to make them more accessible to the public.
The Hometown Helper grant allows members of the public to leave messages of support for the various projects. Help MPL by leaving your message of support!