A $300,000 gift from the William T. Kemper Foundation will assist the effort to digitize the collection of the National World War I Museum and Memorial.
The pledge will provide money for additional staff as well as digitization equipment to make thousands of objects and documents available and searchable on the museum’s website.
The Kemper Foundation has given a total of $550,000 toward the digitization project. Since the database was launched in 2013, there have been more than 200,000 searches resulting in more than 690,000 page views, the museum said. The database has been searched by people in all 50 states and in more than 145 countries.