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Missouri museums plan digital World War I archive

Thursday, June 28, 2012 | 1:11 p.m. CDT; updated 3:41 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 28, 2012

KIRKSVILLE — Two Missouri museums are collaborating with the Springfield-Greene County Library District to create a digital archive of the state's World War I history.

The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville and the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis are participating in the project known as "Over There: Missouri and the Great War." The groups will use a state grant of nearly $48,000 to place documents, photographs, artifacts and other historical records into a single digital archive.

More than 156,000 Missouri residents served in World War I, including Gen. John J. Pershing, future President Harry S. Truman and Walt Disney.


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