County Honor Rolls of WW l veterans available online
CAMP RIPLEY--County Honor Rolls of World War l veterans are now available online after a joint project between The Minnesota Military Museum, St. Cloud State University and the Minnesota Digital Library.
CAMP RIPLEY-County Honor Rolls of World War l veterans are now available online after a joint project between The Minnesota Military Museum, St. Cloud State University and the Minnesota Digital Library.
A joint project between the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley and the St. Cloud State University archives has made 35 Minnesota County Honor Rolls available to the public through the Minnesota Digital Library.
"The best way to describe these books is to picture a high school yearbook, but instead of smiling high school seniors, the photos and stories are of the men and women in uniform," Ryan Welle Minnesota Military Museum archivist stated in a news release. "It is unclear how many counties in Minnesota published these books on their WW l veterans, but we had 35 of them and wanted to share them with all Minnesotans."
Scanning of the books was coordinated with St. Cloud State University Archivist Tom Steman and Metadata was entered by the staff of the Military Museum.
"This project is a great resource for anyone doing research on relatives involved in World War l and very appropriate with our currently featured exhibit on the 100th anniversary of World War l, 'In the Fight, Minnesota and the First World War,'" Welle stated.
Go to reflections.mndigital.org/ for the resources available from the Minnesota Digital LibrarySearch the Military Historical Society of Minnesota for all of their submissions. The Minnesota Military Museum winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, or by appointment for groups.