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Virginia Tech: Crisis, Tragedy, and Recovery Network

Archive-It Partner Since: May, 2007

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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Virginia Tech, with funding from the US National Science Foundation through grant IIS-0916733, is leading an international consortia to build a human and computing network to collect, archive, organize, and provide ready access for scholars, professionals, and the public interested in supporting ongoing recovery of communities that have faced a crisis or tragedy. In scope are school shootings and all other types of man-made or natural disasters. We welcome involvement of those with relevant content or who are interested in developing collections, as well as those seeking or promoting deeper understanding of CTR.

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Brazilian School Shooting

Archived since: Apr, 2011


Shooting incident at a school in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on 8th Apr 2011.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events campus shooting Brazil Elementary School

Chilean Earthquake

Archived since: Mar, 2010


IA collection for Chilean earthquake of Feb 2010

Subject:   Spontaneous Events earthquake Chile

New Zealand Earthquake

Archived since: Feb, 2011


Earthquake in New Zealand in Feb 2011

Subject:   Spontaneous Events earthquake New Zealand

Northern Illinois University Shooting

Archived since: Feb, 2008


The Northern Illinois University Shooting Archive captures a wide variety of content related to the February 14, 2008 tragedy at NIU. It includes memorial and tribute sites, commercial and non-commercial media, and other relevant web-based materials. Developed and maintained by faculty and staff at Virginia Tech with the generous support of the Internet Archive, this collection is a counterpart to the April 16 Web Archive.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Shooting campus shooting Northern Illinois University

South-Eastern US Storms

Archived since: Apr, 2011


Storms and tornadoes in the south-eastern part of US in Apr 2011

Subject:   Spontaneous Events storms United States South-Eastern

Tucson Shootings

Archived since: Jan, 2011


Collection pertaining to shootings in Tucson, AZ in Jan 2011.

Subject:   Spontaneous Events Shooting United States Arizona

Virginia Earthquake (Aug 23rd, 2011)

Archived since: Sep, 2011


The 2011 Virginia earthquake occurred on August 23, 2011, at 1:51 pm EDT (17:51 UTC) in the Piedmont region of the U.S. state of Virginia. The epicenter, in Louisa County, was 38 miles (61 km) northwest of Richmond and 5 miles (8.0 km) south-southwest of the town of Mineral. The earthquake, along with a magnitude-5.8 1944 quake on the New York-Ontario border, is the largest to have occurred in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains since an 1897 quake centered in Giles County in western Virginia[5][6] whose magnitude has been estimated as 5.8 or 5.9. The damage was estimated by one risk-modeling firm at $200 million to $300 million, of which about $100 million was insured

Subject:   Spontaneous Events earthquake United States Virginia

Virginia Tech Global Disasters Collection

Archived since: Apr, 2011


A collection for global disaster events

Subject:   Spontaneous Events

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