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Released: 07/22/1999

<p> The Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) James C. Bolton Library will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony inaugurating the library&acute;s " Rapides Remembered: Photographs and Tapes" project on Thursday, August 5, 1999 at 10 a.m. in the Bolton Library. This project, funded by a grant from The Rapides Foundation, will preserve historic photographs on computer disks and make tape recordings of leading citizens. The Friends of the Bolton Library will host a reception following a brief demonstration of the equipment to be used for the project. </p><p> "The Rapides Remembers project hopes to expand from Rapides Parish to surrounding central Louisiana communities, thus providing a unique research center for the area," said Dr. Anna C. Burns, director, LSUA Bolton Library. </p><p> All civic, patriotic, religious and cultural organizations and any interested individuals are invited to attend the event to learn about this important effort to preserve local history. Those attending are encouraged to bring an old photograph to be used in the demonstration. </p><p> For more information about this event or the Friends group, contact Betty Adams, Friends president, at 442-6285 or Dr. Burns at 473-6437. </p>