This is a translation of an earlier article in swedish here on Blogger.
Karlstad has a long history of learning.
High-school and senior high school has it's origin in the 15th/16th century.
See artikel av Lektor Karl-Åke Mossberg (in swedish).
Besides his targe collection of portrait photos (6.000!), collected by Major CE Nygren (born 1874), he was a very productive author of books in local history. (scanning and publication on Internet of some of his works has just started).
Among his publications:
"Biografiska anteckningar öfver lärjungar intagna vid Karlstads högre allm. läroverk
Approx. "Biographical notes on pupils attending the high-school in Karlstad""
The first to be scanned is the volume 1850-63,
Example of pages in the pdf-version.
The scanning of this first volume is somewhat of a pilot project and it's goal is to produce a searchable pdf-document.
To produce this pdf I have used the following /hardware/programs:
- Epson Perfection V750 PRO
- VueScan Scanning in "Text-mode" 300 dpi
- Photoshop CS5 - remove some imperfections
- Scan Tailor Final adjustment - create files for the pdf-production.
- Acrobat X Pro. Create pdf, OCR.
The result is a PDF approx. 3,7 MB. The original is a 136 page document.
This PDF is now published in the Album "Karlstads Kommunarkiv" at wermlandsbilder.se and can be regarded as a compliment to the portrait photo collection also in the same album. (per 20131025 610 pcs).