After the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, a number of persons wanted to preserve some of the many condolence items sent to the campus. The collection is called the Condolence Archives, and this website contains over 7000 items, including memory books, wreaths, poetry, art, banners, letters of support, and banners sent by institutions and individuals from around the world. Visitors can browse through the entire collection, or they can look around by object type, donor type, state, country, and so on. The "About" section contains more details about the history of the project, and visitors can also read about how to look at the artifacts in person at Virginia Tech's Newman Library. It's a rather moving collection, and one that is quite thoughtful in its tone.
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