World War I Memorial Inventory Project

A project to mark the war's centennial by assembling an online inventory of World War I memorials and monuments in the United States.


Documenting a memorial

We are developing a database that will allow users to search whether a given memorial has been recorded.  If it has not, users will be able to add a new record (or furnish additional information to entries that are incomplete).

In the meantime, you are invited to check whether we have gathered information about a memorial.  We can be reached through the Contact Us page or (especially if you have attachments) at info@wwi-inventory.org

The inventory seeks to compile extensive physical, historical, and preservation-related information on every memorial.  Not all information will be available for all memorials, but the goal is to make the inventory as exhaustive as possible.  This hoped-for information includes:

Title(s)

Location
--physical address, including county and zip code
--brief description of location (e.g., in a building; on the green; courthouse lawn, etc.)
--GPS coordinates

Inscriptions (all text on a memorial, including names)

Physical properties
--materials
--dimensions

History
--dates of creation/dedication
--artist/architect/sculptor/foundry/contractor

--sponsor
--cost
--committee members
--has the memorial been relocated?

Condition
--good, fair, poor
--brief description of condition
--who is responsible for upkeep?
--contact information for responsible party
--conservation history

References/Bibliography

Photographs
--general
--significant details
--conservation issues

Additional Comments