The July/August issue of Archival Outlook published by the Society of American Archivists contains an interesting article on the history of the Triangle Factory Fire and the redevelopment of a commemorative website about the fire.
The re-launched site in January 2011 by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives at Cornell University’s ILR School. This relaunch was timely as 201l marks the centennial anniversary of the fire. Despite including a detailed description of the development and content of the website the Archival Outlook article didn’t actually include a link to the site. Thankfully Google came to my rescue, and the site can be found here.
Some of the unique parts of the site include:
- Fire victims list. This list provides names, details, and supporting documentation about the 146 people who died in the fire. This section also includes background on how the lists were compiled.
- Audio recordings of survivor interviews.
- A collection of sounds and plays about the fire.
The site includes a mix of primary and secondary sources and is a great place to start for students and others looking to learn more about the Triangle Factory Fire of 1911.