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The Louie's Legacy Project

The Mountain Campus QR Code Project

Louie's Legacy: The Mountain Campus QR Code Project is a collaborative effort of the Northern Arizona University (NAU) History department, its Public History classes, and Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. Since 2014, students in the spring Public History courses, their professor, and a digital archivist have identified more than seventy five sites on NAU’s Mountain Campus, both in the historic North Quad around Old Main as well as on the Post War Campus south of there to University Drive, 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 north campus. 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.

Portion of recording of popular song, "Ragtime Cowboy Joe," 1912



U.S. Senator Henry F. Ashurst discusses the introduction of the bill creating Northern Arizona Normal School. Call number: NAU.OH.57.15



U.S. Senator Henry F. Ashurst remembers the official opening of the teachers' school. Call number: NAU.OH.57.15



Dr. Martin Fronkse on the events on campus during the great 1918 Flu Epidemic. Call number: NAU.OH.28.18