For days after the July 7 shooting, letters, flowers, flags and gifts still covered two police vehicles outside the Dallas Police Headquarters in honor of five officers who died, creating a memorial the Dallas Public Library would like to save.
The Friends of the Dallas Public Library started a GoFundMe page in October hoping to raise $75,000 to help archive, store and digitize items from the memorial.
“We’ve hit a snag, we just don’t have enough of these materials to properly store these items, and we need to store them properly to preserve them,” Jo Giudice, Dallas Public Library director, told cbslocal.com.
The donations will contribute to the purchase of acid-free boxes, as well as help to begin the digitization process, a news release said.
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The collection will be maintained by the Dallas Public Library’s History and Archives division, home to the President John F. Kennedy Memorial Collection, which is made up of similar memorial items that were left in Dealey Plaza after his death in November 1963, Giudice said in the news release.