Monday, April 03, 2006

Growing up in an eastside parish

The Cleveland Memory Project has posted Parish, James Heaphey's highly readable account of growing up in the 1950s in the St. Aloysius parish, in the East 114th and St. Clair area of Cleveland's east side. He started Parish as a family history project for his younger generations, but was wiling to give Special Collections a copy if we wanted one. Once we read it we not only wanted one for our collection, but wanted to digitize it and add it to the e-books in Cleveland Memory, which Mr. Heaphey graciously consented to.

CSU librarian Janet Mongan transformed the word processed document into the finished ebook. This is one of her final acts as a CSU librarian, as she's retiring in June after 32 years.