RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY Mount Allison librarians ensure the names and stories of Allisonians who served in the First World War will live forever ing with the archives on other projects in the future. Fourth-year international relations student Steven Black (’15) spent the summer transcribing newspaper articles and letters from the front. “There was one letter on this old crinkly graph paper written by a solider in 1916. He wrote at the top ‘in a trench (with doubts and lots of rats.)’ It is almost a surreal feeling sitting there at my desk thinking this was written 100 years ago by a guy younger than me who very well may have laid down his life,” Black says. “It is so easy on Remembrance Day to think of them as these heroes who left Canada to fight in the war, but reading these letters you realize they were regular people who left everything.” For Millar and Mawhinney the project is an act of remembrance. “We are bringing it to the individual level,” Millar says. “Each one is an individual with a name and story.” Millar and Mawhinney continue to find names of students who served in the war. “We know there are people missing, so we would love to get information to make the site more complete,” Millar says. Soldiers gather on West Main Street in Sackville following a parade in June 1916. They are also looking for photographs, letters, diaries, family stories, and any other material related to Allisonians who served in the First World War. They plan to begin making material available online in November to coincide with Remembrance Day and will continue to add to the site over the next several years. Contact the archives at archives@mta.ca. / 11