The Paterson Museum Foundation is initiating a new project to digitize the Paterson Museum’s “Paterson Evening News” negatives collection.
The negatives, which are difficult to use in their current format, are an underutilized resource in the museum; following digitization, the images will be more easily accessible for both researchers and staff. The images cover a wide range of topics related to Paterson and surrounding communities, from approximately 1960 to 1980.
This project, which will take several years to complete, is funded in part by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College, through a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. The foundation continues to seek partners and grant funding to accomplish this important work. This first stage of the project will digitize approximately 4,600 negatives.
The Paterson Museum Foundation is a nonprofit focused on assisting the Paterson Museum through financial support, the development of exhibits and programming, and the acquisition and/or preservation of its collections.
Go to patersonmuseumfoundation.org for more information.