As far as plans for my website, I feel that it will be more of a digital narrative historical journey than a digital archive. I don’t feel I will have the time to collect enough data and documents to make a comprehensive archive. That being said, I want to show many sides of the community and have a good deal of stuff for people to look through.
I hope to use a timeline as part of my site, and have been considering the use of a map to add more information in a way that might attract people better than lots of pages of stuff. I would like to make an introduction page to my site, and then have a historical but pleasant theme throughout. This site should be searchable and somewhat self-explanatory (intuitive). Rather than having links 17 deep, I’d like to have a number of links on a page, but have summaries and stories and photos to make it more appealing than something strictly archival.
As far as the over site, it would be nice to have a page that links to each of ours and in some way explains just a bit about each school – enough to explain what you’d find after clicking on the link. That way the sites will be connected and the whole topic will be covered as far as what this class did. I don’t know if we want to do bios or not.
Going forward, will these sites be editable and changeable beyond the end of the semester? If we find something else will we be able to add it in?
The sources I plan to include thus far are:
Ashland, Superior, Duluth
Stories on the school, the war, the shipyards, interesting local happenings, war money-related articles, propaganda
Gitche Gumee Student News
Photos of the campus, the fire in Old Main, graduates
Topics on the war effort
List of local men enlisted
List of local men who were KIA or MIA
Photos of the area, shipyards, war-related
St. Paul News-
Reports of influenza cases