Newspaper preservation

Copies of The Quinlan-Tawakoni News all the way back more than 54 years ago to the first issue in May 1963 were taken to Texas A&M University at Commerce this week where they will be stored in a controlled climate and later digitized. Project leader of the effort to preserve the chronicles of the area’s history is TAMU student Emma Anderson, second from left. She was accompanied by two other TAMU students, Sophia Huynh and Sarah Wise. The newspaper copies were donated by Van Zandt Newspapers to the Quinlan Museum. Museum volunteer Donna Smith, right, was instrumental in coordinating the preservation effort with Anderson. Shown, from left, are Huynh, Anderson, museum volunteer Minnie Santizo, Wise and Smith.

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