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Blue Book Archive Announcement

From: William Wise <will.nul>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 10:47:16 -0500
Fwd Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 08:31:31 -0500
Subject: Blue Book Archive Announcement

Dear UFO UpDates List Members:

The purpose of this email is to introduce you to the Blue Book
Archive. In brief, we have created a web-site which provides
free online access to the National Archives Blue Book microfilm
collection. Moreover, these documents have been rendered
searchable so as to increase the utility of this material to

So far we have scanned and posted approximately 10% of the NARA
Blue Book microfilm collection and more content is on the way.
To see the results of our efforts thus far please visit our web-
site at


I hope you find it interesting and useful!

In addition to this online resource we are also making each roll
of microfilm we process available as high-resolution (400dpi)
scans on CD-ROM in PDF format for only $9.95- less than a third
of the cost of the microfilm itself if ordered from the NARA.
Moreover, unlike film, document scans can be enhanced with
software to increase legibility and are both easy to print and
easy to share via email with other researchers.

It is also important to note that each purchase you make will
help fund our continuing effort to make more of these important
historical documents available to researchers such as yourself.

Blue Book Archive project members include myself, Jan Aldrich,
Brad Sparks, and Tom Tulien. In addition, we've had a great deal
of help from many others including members of Project 1947, the
Sign Historical Group, the Archives for UFO Research, News and
Information Service, and CISU in Italy.

Again, I sincerely hope you will find this resource useful to
you in your research. If you would like to be informed whenever
new microfilm or other documents are added to the archive please
register with us at http://www.bluebookarchive.org/register.aspx
or just respond to this email stating your desire to be added to
our mailing list. If you have any other questions or comments
please do not hesitate to contact me by replying to this email.

Yours Sincerely,

William M. Wise
Archivist, Blue Book Archive

William M. Wise
President, Digital Elite Inc.
230 S Blake Road
Norfolk, VA 23505

"History is to the nation as memory is to the individual and an
individual deprived of memory doesn't know where he's been and
where he's going." - Arthur Schlesinger