Kathleen O’Dell, Community Relations Director for Springfield-Greene County Public Libraries, told me about an upcoming event that sounds like great fun. I asked her to share the notice and let me post it here. She kindly did both. Read on. If you live in the area and want to attend and/or participate in the event, here’s what you need to know.
More to the Story: News Clips and You
Each week, the Springfield News-Leader fields calls from members of the community asking about old news clips. Maybe you’re interested in the Great Cobra Scare of 1953. Maybe your great-aunt caught a prize-winning trout.
In time for the News-Leader’s 150th anniversary, the Library and the newspaper are teaming up for a free, special event, “More to the Story: News Clips and You.” Join us at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 4.
Think of it as an “Antiques Roadshow” for antique news. The theme? Bring your cherished news clippings — and tell us all about them!
News-Leader reporters will be there to listen to your stories. With your permission, journalists will interview you about your news clippings, and your stories could be published in the newspaper and its digital platforms, including News-Leader.com.
Looking for an old news article, or could you use a newly printed replacement for a crumbling paper clipping? The Library’s experts will help. Local History department staff will help research news articles from the Library’s database and microfilm holdings. Library staff will also help patrons print off color copies and learn about the Library’s news and historical resources.
You can also help Library staff identify mysterious News-Leader photos from the past 150 years — images that have survived many decades, but over time, lost their “identities.” We need the help of local history sleuths.
For questions about the event, contact News-Leader Engagement Editor Stephen Herzog at 417-836-1219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.