Halifax Explosion Centennial Online Exhibit Collection

Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Perkins School for the Blind
175 N. Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472


Susanna Coit

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This collection includes materials used in the development of the Halifax Explosion Centennial Online Exhibit as well as marketing materials and selected correspondence.

.25 linear feet
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Susanna Coit, 2017

Biographical/Historical notes: 

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.

Correspondence (B1:F7) is restricted pending review by the Archivist.
Credit line/Citation: 
The Halifax Explosion Centennial Online Exhibit Project File, Perkins School for the Blind

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.

Container List: 

Box: 1

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:F5: Notes

B1:F6: Meetings

B1:F7: Correspondence

B1:F8: Media

B1:F9: Print out of online exhibit

Perkins School for the Blind
Subject Headings: 

Allen, Edward Ellis

Fraser, Charles Frederick 

Halifax Explosion, 1917

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Perkins School for the Blind

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