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Panola County Local History Available Online!

Materials Invitation & Guidelines | Submission Form

Anyone with access to the Internet will soon be able to travel into Panola County's past. Internet users will be able to visit the old the good ol' days so often described by our parents and grandparents. Those were the days when baptism meant a dunk in a local pond or lake and a big Christmas was getting both fruit and a toy.

The Digitization Project is an volunteer effort by Panola College to digitize documents and images relevant to the history of Panola County and its people. These images and documents are are made available on the Web. Find out how you can contribute to Panola County's Digitization Project.

Center Seeks Photographs and Printed Memorabilia

The Online Panola County Texas Research Center is seeking good quality photographs and printed materials conveying imagery or information related to the history of Panola County. Although the Panola College Baker Library already owns a collection of printed and microfilmed materials in its local history collection, additional photographs and materials would greatly enhance the impact of the entire Internet collection.

Anyone owning such materials is invited to participate in this project by lending the items briefly to the Center for scanning. Once scanned, the items will be quickly returned to the owner. Ownership for each item will be credited as part of the description of the item in the Internet database. All contributors will also be credited on the Center's web site.  The only requirements for each item are that it have some historical significance and that the subject matter and approximate date of origin are identified.  Enhancing the Digitalization Project are the past editions of The Panola Watchman newspapers digitized by a grant acquired by the Baker Library at Panola College. 

This is a good opportunity for the local business community as well as for individuals to participate in a project which will greatly heighten awareness of the history of our area while preserving our heritage. Local historical organizations, schools, and libraries are invited to participate in the project as well.  For more information, contact the Online Panola County Texas Research Center by email or phone 903-693-1014 or 2013. 

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3/18/05