Presenting newspaper scans as a book
May 13, 2006 4:03 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to organise a book of old newspaper clippings, quotes and recipes? (Scanned and/or transcribed)
posted by slightlybewildered to writing & language (2 answers total)
My grandmother left me a biscuit-tin full of newspaper clippings. During the 50's, 60's and 70's, she contributed short essays, opinions, hints, and family stories, to local newspapers and magazines. I've also got a hand-written recipe book which she had written out as a young woman, and her 'Treasure Book' in which she transcribed quotes, poems and Bible verses in later life.
I want to compile all of the newspaper clippings and highlights from the other two sources into a book to give to friends-and-relations, at least.
I'm looking for insight on the best way to organise it - not all the pieces are dated, though many are; I could group them by theme, or date, or pen-name. Then there's photos, and so on...
They'll all need to be transcribed first, because the clippings are yellowed, so not all of them will have scans in the book. (although I am planning on scanning them all at a high resolution for archive purposes) There are about 200 newspaper clippings alone.
Bonus points if you can point me at an example where someone has done something vaguely similar before that isn't in the "scrapbooking" genre of prepackaged "craft" materials!