From Mr. Knutson…
In October 2014, the Mt. Vernon Township High School Digital Archives group begain to share some wonderful artifacts and memories it holds within its’ archives. The district’s Digital Archives group has been working to create an environment where the community can access information about Mt. Vernon Township High School’s prolific past online. The goal of the Mt. Vernon Township High School Digital Archives Group is to collect, grow, and sustain a space where the history of the school and its’ community can be preserved and readily accessed digitally.
The strength of an institution’s present is only as strong as its’ awareness of its’ past. For some, the archives hold memories of a bygone time; for others, it is a resource that provides information for historical research. But for all, it is a place where one can learn all about Mt. Vernon Township High School.
In providing access to the information in the archives, the Digital Archives group is working on digitizing a number of key archival collections. The process of digitization not only preserves the material for a much longer rate, but it also allows access to all, in a quick and effortless manner. Through the www.mvths.org portal, anyone can see the materials in just a few clicks.
Robert D. Knutson
(District's Digial Archives)