Read the 1912 news accounts of the Titanic disaster, 100 years later

Just announced from DALNET (the Detroit Area Library Network):

To observe the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 2012, the DALNET consortium has created a new digital project called “Titanic, 100 years: 1912-2012.”  The project features contemporary 1912 news accounts of the disaster from newspapers around the world and is open access to anyone who would like to use it.

Titanic set sail on her maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. She never reached New York, her intended destination. The ship struck an iceberg on the night of April 14 and sank in the early morning hours of April 15.

1,522 of its 2,227 passengers lost their lives; 705 were rescued by the nearby ship Carpathia. Contemporary accounts of the building, launching, and sinking of the ship are included here as well as articles about the inquiry that followed.

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