Whitko Community Digital Image Project
The Pierceton and South Whitley Libraries, in collaboration with the Kosciusko County Historical Society, have hired Heritage Photo & Research Services to scan and catalog images of this five-township community in northern Indiana. We have written grants, acquired scanning equipment for both libraries, held scan-a-thons to copy photographs, and cataloged images to eventually be placed in the Indiana State Library's Indiana Memory database. Follow the progress of this two-year project on Facebook and Flickr.
Indiana Photographers Project
Since 1990 we have collected biographical and studio information about photographers (including retouchers, assistants, camera and equipment manufacturers, studio owners, and serious amateurs) who worked in Indiana between 1840 and 1960. This will culminate in a book and eventual web page. To submit information or queries, e-mail email@example.com.
Historic Indiana Digital Archive
Have you ever sought a photograph of your house, business, street, or town? Thousands of photographs are hidden away in attics and basements, often meaningless to their owners. Share your family photographs with us for a growing Historic Indiana Digital Archive. Either send a high resolution scan (see below) or bring them to our downtown Indianapolis studio to be scanned while you wait (for larger collections we will travel to your site).
How to Submit Scans for the Indiana Digital Archive
Scan photographs (the full image including borders and back if there is identification) as follows:
-600 ppi or dpi (pixels or dots per inch)
-save as "TIF" (not JPG)
-scan as 24-bit color (even if the photo is black & white)
-do not enhance, sharpen, descreen, or "Photoshop" the image...we prefer the raw scan
-provide as much information about the photograph as you can including: date, location/address, people, photographer, etc.