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Today Kana and I returned to the Sarasota History Center to continue scanning newspapers. In addition to this, we took pictures of guides to Sarasota made by the city in 1914 and 1915. Jeff LaHurd, the main archivist, was there and explained to us proper copyright procedure for using materials from the city’s archives.

On our way home, we arranged a meeting with Harriet Burns. Harriet is the daughter of Owen Burns, who is considered by many to be the founder of modern Sarasota. Most of the development that took place in the city during the 1910s and 20s was funded by Burns. Harriet agreed to meet with us on Saturday to tell us about her family’s history in connection to Sarasota. She also says she has many photographs she’s willing to share with us. Kana spent last semester completing a tutorial on oral histories. With Harriet’s permission, Kana is going to film the meeting and create an oral history page on our website.

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