This collection includes materials used in the development of the Halifax Explosion Centennial Online Exhibit as well as marketing materials and selected correspondence.
Susanna Coit, 2017
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, the Archives and Research Library staff curated an online exhibit about Edward E. Allen’s involvement in the relief efforts. The exhibit called for a re-evaluation and review of the Halifax Disaster Collection (AG71) and other materials in the collections. In addition to an online exhibit, the entire Halifax Disaster Collection was digitized during the project and made available on the Internet Archive. Newly discovered clippings were added to a Flickr album. The exhibit was shared on social media and featured in a Boston Globe article.
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The collection documents the development and launch of the Halifax Explosion Online Exhibit. It includes notes related to content creation, research completed, and the development of the website. Correspondence includes discussions of content development, website development, and marketing of the online exhibit. Formats include handwritten and typed notes, printed e-mail correspondence, annotated photocopied material from AG71 (Halifax Disaster Collection), and other printed materials. The dates of the photocopied materials from AG71 (Halifax Disaster Collection) range from 1917 to 1919. Included book excerpts and other printed materials are dated 1939, 1940, and 2008.
This collection is arranged into 9 folders. When possible, materials within the folders are arranged chronologically.
B1:F1: Finding Aids
B1:F2: Image Permission
B1:F3: Copies of Collection Items (with notes, used for reference)
B1:F4: Articles and Book Excerpts
B1:F9: Print out of online exhibit
Allen, Edward Ellis
Fraser, Charles Frederick
Halifax Explosion, 1917
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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