January 17, 2022

Northeastern University Launches Digital Archive of Boston Marathon Bombings

As you’ll read the DPLA is one of several partners developing the Our Marathon digital archive.

From BostonInno: 

On April 15, 2013, bombings at the marathon finish line aimed to destroy that fabric, and a team at Northeastern University is now inviting individuals to strengthen it.

Our Marathon, a comprehensive, crowd-sourced digital archive of the Boston Marathon bombings…


Five graduate students were hired to help build the infrastructure, and the team started securing partnerships with others around the city, including WCVB-TV Channel 5,WBURGlobeLab and the Digital Public Library of America. Together, they’ve been able to collect 3,000 items, including content WCVB filmed during Marathon Monday that didn’t make it to air, well-wishes gifted to patients at Boston Medical Center and first-person accounts from victims of the bombings.

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Our Marathon is a Project of the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
From the The Center for Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science at Northeastern University

See Also: Our Marathon: Digital Archive At Northeastern Opens on Six-Month Anniversary of Boston Bombing (via Boston Magazine)

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