The National 4-H History Preservation team reports that “our history website – http://4-HHistoryPreservation.com – went live in March of 2010 and continues to grow. The 4-H History Books and References section, starting out with six books listed, now has over 500 entries and we are in the process of getting many of these digitized for ready access by our site visitors.”
The two major history books on 4-H – by Franklin Reck and by Tom and Marilyn Wessel – are now available in digital format, as well as various manuals, newsletter, annual reports and magazines.
Under the National 4-H History segment on the website, nearly 100 sections have been identified and over half of these are either completed or in the process of being researched and written. Some of these history sections are extensive with over 100 pages, and hopefully will become a major history resource to the 4-H community. The history of the National 4-H Supply Service is the latest section to go live. Some of the other sections that are currently being worked on include sections on lthe history of the National 4-H Awards Programs, International 4-H Programs, National 4-H Fund Raising, National 4-H Congress, National 4-H Service Committee, National 4-H Television Series and the National 4-H Calendar Porgram.
The History team adds, “we have a growing list of 4-H history volunteer consultants who are helping us document the history. We welcome your assistance if there are history sections in which you may have a special interest or were a participant!
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