An Article from Aaron's Article ArchiveThe Alice Isom Gubler Stratton Project
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The Alice Isom Gubler Stratton Project
Friday, 08 October 2010 7:12 PM MDT
My grandmother, Alice, was a writer (among other things) who left her posterity a marvelous memoir entitled Look to the Stars wherein she shared her memories and the events of her life over the years. She also wrote and had published many magazine articles in LDS Church publications over the years, especially stories for children she wrote published in the Friend--many based on her own experiences, local Southern Utah settings, and/or family members. As a child, it was delightful to read one of her stories and hear one's own name, sibling names, or names of cousins, names Grandma had borrowed to use in her stories.
So lately my brother Kendall and I have been working on putting Alice's Look to the Stars book online. Kendall took his copy of her book, broke the binding, and scanned all 800+ pages. I'd manually scanned and used OCR software to convert to text the first few chapters back in the early 2000s, but had stopped. These past few weeks I've put Kendall's scanned images of the book online as well as those first few chapters I'd converted to text years back.
But this all takes time! There's editing to do to make the online HTML format look decent, correct errors and typos that the OCR software introduced (and there are a LOT of those), add HTML links whenever possible, etc.
Thus the Alice Isom Gubler Stratton Project has begun. And thought it started with her Look to the Stars book, I've since had a blast collecting links and references to her other works.
Check out what we've got thus far:Contact Me link in the left-hand menu column of this web site.