>I’m On Fire

>Need some laughs? Check out the flickr page for “Best. Titles. Ever!” taken directly from some very amusing, very odd, government documents.

For some reason, for the past three weeks, I keep reading references to the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. It started by reading a review of Triangle: A Novel, by Katharine Weber (on my wishlist), and then finding that we own David Von Drehle’s Triangle: The Fire That Changed America at UNT (made a note to borrow this). Today, I read on the GovDoc-L listserv that there’s an article in this month’s Smithsonian about Drehle’s search for documents on the fire while researching his novel–and how a search for lost documents led to a digitization project. And that article referred to Cornell’s website, which contains digitized documents and other materials relating to the fire.


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