B-17 Nine-O-Nine

Sep 012011
 

If you want to contribute an item to the AAF Collection, first create images by either scanning or photographing each page of the item. (See How-To: Scan Items or How-To: Photograph Items.) You can then upload your image files to this website using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program.

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Sep 012011
 

If you want to contribute an item to the AAF Collection and you have a digital camera, you can use it to take a digital image of each page of the item.  If the item is a newspaper or something larger than your scanner bed, a digital camera works well.

Here are some recommended settings and tips if you use a digital camera to photograph your document.

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Sep 012011
 

I hope you will consider contributing items to the AAF Collection. It is a great way to share historical and educational information about the Army Air Forces during World War II.

Contributing an item is fairly easy.  The hardest part is creating an electronic, or digital, copy of your item.  Whether it is a book, magazine, newspaper, document, postcard or photograph, you must be able to create an image of each page of the item.  You can do this using a scanner, or a digital camera.

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