One Record at a Time The Fulmer Collection is a vast collection of photographic negatives and prints spanning the long and storied career of Clearwater photographer and businessman, George L. Fulmer. Mr. Fulmer bequeathed the collection of more than 200,000 images to the Clearwater Historical Society upon his retirement. This collection records, in detail, the daily life of the residents of and visitors to the city of Clearwater over a period that spans more than half of the 20th century. Its value is incalculable. Because they are original negatives, these images are absolutely unique. If lost, they would be gone forever. It is one of the city of Clearwater’s strategic directions that staff work to foster community engagement by preserving community history and culture. The Clearwater Public Library System is working with the Clearwater Historical Society to digitize and describe 10,000 of the negatives. A portion of those images will be uploaded to the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative’s Pinellas Memory Project to The Clearwater Public Library System Features Innovative Maker Studios 18 MyClearwater The Studios@Main include: • Creation Studio for Arts & Design (1st floor) • Discovery Studio of Creative Learning (2nd floor) • Innovation Studio of Technology & Business (including the Multimedia Studio) (3rd floor) • Heritage Studio of Community Memory (opening Fall 2017) (4th floor) The Studio@Countryside The first Maker Studio located at the Studio@Countryside can be reserved for public use. It offers access to computers with digital arts, video and audio post-production and office productivity software. For more information, visit myclearwaterlibrary.com/learn/ maker-studios. Library make them easily accessible to citizens and researchers alike while preserving them for posterity. The project is available online at pinellasmemory.contentdm.oclc.org/digital. In addition, the Clearwater Public Library System has digitized and uploaded its historical city directory collection and its set of depression-era, Works Progress Administration newspaper indexes. It also has worked with the Pinellas County Historical Society to digitize its collection of Clearwater High School yearbooks, which date back to 1916. Those items are available at archive.org/details/@ clearwater_public_library_system. The library would also like to digitize the yearbooks of Pinellas County High School, which closed in 1968 during desegregation efforts. Anyone with a collection of these books is encouraged to contact the Clearwater Public Library System’s Reference Department at 562-4970 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. What are Maker Studios? The Clearwater Public Library System's Maker Studios consist of hands-on learning and experimentation spaces, where community members can research, learn, design, prototype and create works using library equipment, software, databases and other shared resources. The studios are free and open to the public; no library card is required. Four studios are located on separate floors of the Main Library in downtown Clearwater, and they offer classes, drop-in sessions and one-on-one training for all ages and interests. The Studios@Main offer many options to explore and develop interests in arts, science, technology, entrepreneurship, small businesses and local history. Patrons are encouraged to experiment and explore new skills.
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