Louie’s Legacy: The North Quad QR Code Project is a collaborative effort of the Northern Arizona University (NAU) History department, its first Public History class, and Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. Over the spring 2014 semester, five M.A. public history students, their professor, and a digital archivist identified thirty six sites in NAU’s historic district near Old Main, researched their histories, and found unique photographs, oral interviews, and original news stories about each site. The students then wrote and installed the data to web sites accessible by using a smart phone or tablet to scan QR codes placed on the historic sites in the district. The result combines history and cutting-edge technology to allow everyone with a smart phone or tablet to create their own personal, self-guided digital tour of the North Quad. Further, with tags applied to each site that cross reference features such as “architecture” or “campus life,” visitors can construct unique thematic tours as well.
For additional images of buildings on campus and university history, please visit the University Archives via our digital archives.