RMS Titanic researched archive
In 1996, as part of the lead-up to a key project for the Broadway musical TITANIC
in 1997, I spent 6 months researching and compiling the world’s largest (at the time) historical archive and library of RMS Titanic
information online from multiple sources. Each character in the musical was mapped to the original real life person to assist character development.
I compiled the 1st comprehensive database of all passenger detail (from immigration records & passenger manifests) and ships crew (from White Star Line manifests and newspaper archives) along with transcribing the cargo hold provisions & food orders. I curated news articles sources and images from various newspapers & global museums as background and marketing support.
My database and scanned image collection was so comprehensive (about 2,200 pages) that the forthcoming Titanic film (directed by James Cameron) 20th Century Fox producers asked permission to use. Since then, hundreds of other places online have copied my data. Here below is just a tad of the highlights of this information from my archives.