Transformation – that is what this Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County (JHSFC) Digital Archive project is all about. In partnership with the Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO), JHSFC will participate in a new digitalization project.
Supporting this program will provide the resources for The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County (JHSFC) to begin something completely new. JHSFC would begin to transform The Vivian and Irwin Miller Archives at JHSFC (JHSFC Archives). They will work in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library, and the Connecticut Digital Archive to provide a new way to manage the collection and share items with the public. The public would have access to this information through a state-wide portal.
This digitalization project will be the beginning of a multi-year project that will result in archival quality data with twenty-first century access. Based on the growing number of books, documents, and artifacts housed in the JHSFC Archives, JHSFC would need time to gather resources (people, hardware, and software), provide training, and then input the data. This archival digitalization project will result in the beginning of a digital catalog of three local Stamford synagogues: Congregation Agudath Sholom, Temple Beth El, and Temple Sinai.
UJF is marketing and fundraising for this program and 12% has been added to program costs to partially cover these efforts. Please note, only UJF is fundraising for this program.
To make a donation to Digital Archiving Project or any other programs, use the drop down on the donation form below and choose your designation. You may choose to donate where it is needed most or select as many programs as you wish. If you have any questions, please contact Diane Sloyer at 203-321-1373 ext. 105