IAGSDC History Project

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The IAGSDC History Project is a recent (2009) name for an umbrella project encompassing a series of several smaller initiatives, which include:

  • The digital recreation/restoration of the book Ten Years IAGSDC.
  • The 10/25 Project.
  • Creation of this wiki.
  • The (eventual) scanning and photographing of the IAGSDC Archives in Karl Jaeckel's home, and subsequent relocation of the materials to a research library facility for safekeeping.


Original Goals

The original goals of the History Project were to (1) Restore [TEN YEARS IAGSDC]], (2) Create a follow-on book covering years 10-25 (through the Cleveland, OH convention Touch A Quarter Century).

In 2008, at a lunch meeting of the IASGDC board during Touch A Quarter Century, the board requested that Allan add the inventory and indexing of Karl Jaeckel's extensive IAGSDC archives, and figure out somewhere to relocate the physical archives for safekeeping.

Wiki Creation

After nearly two years of thrashing about trying to figure out the best way to gather material for the 10/25 Project, Allan decided to ditch the idea of creating a book and instead create a website allowing anybody to make their own historical contributions via a wiki.

Danny Lee graciously researched and then installed a copy of MediaWiki software on the IAGSDC's website, to which Allan added an organizational framework and some initial content.