How To

Documenting a Memorial

We are developing a database and mobile application 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 by browsing this map by state

If a memorial has not been documented, please email us at info@wwi-inventory.org and provide us with as much of the information listed below as possible.

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