21 August 2006

The Canadian Letters and Images Project

I had an opportunity to take another look at the Canadian Letters and Images Project. As the "about us" page on the site notes, it is "an onlive archive of the Canadian war experience, from any war, as told through the letters and images of Canadians themselves. It began in August 2000, located in the Department of History at Malaspina University College. In November 2003 the Project was very pleased to bring in as partners the History Department at The University of Western Ontario. Students at Western will be working under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Vance, Canada Research Chair in Conflict and Culture. This partnership between Malaspina and Western will ensure that more material can made to the public through the Project web site." This site has an incredible amount of documentation - letters, postcards, photographs, and so on - from Canadians serving before and during the World Wars, and after. This is potentially a useful research tool for various projects, but is also simply just an incredible - and continually growing - read.

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