Jay Haarburger was rummaging through his grandmother’s basement years ago when he chanced upon several old photographs and documents belonging to his grandfather, a veteran who served in WWII as a medic and interrogator. These artifacts piqued his curiosity and he felt the need to preserve them.
After an Internet search, he discovered the REcollection Studio at the Carnegie Library. A free community resource, the studio allows community members to digitize documents and tapes. Now, Haarburger regularly shares these digital copies with a historian in Germany – where his parents escaped from during the war – as he traces his family heritage.
– Suzanne Thinnes, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh