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By Dan Rudy 

Patricia Roppel Research Library opens to public at museum


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Marlene Messmer, April Eilertsen and Terri Henson showcase the Wrangell Museum's new research library, a little nook they set aside for public use. In addition to shelves of books, the station gives prospective researchers extensive access to historical files and the museum's new digital archive.

The Nolan Center is giving inquisitive locals someplace quiet to research, with Wrangell Museum staff setting up a station inside its office.

Speaking Tuesday, Nolan Center director Terri Henson said the nook is now open to the public. It includes a cozy desk, a laptop computer, bookshelves and filing cabinets. It was set up by museum staff, and makes it easier for people to access their still-expanding digitized collection.

"What we did was created a little research center," Henson explained. "It took us a long time to do it."

The books include a number of volumes of local interest, from N...

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