The Louie's Legacy Project
The Post War QR Code District
Louie's Legacy: The Post War QR Code District is the second phase of the Mountain Campus QR Code Project., completed in 2015 through a collaborative effort of the Northern Arizona University (NAU) History department, its second Public History class, and Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. Over the spring 2015 semester, nine M.A. public history students, including three History M.A. students, two anthropology M.A. students, and four undergraduate history majors, their professor, and a digital archivist identified forty sites in NAU north central campus related to the post WWII expansion, researched their histories, and found unique photographs, oral histories, 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 code stickers installed on the front doors of buildings in the historic district. Additional information on “nearby objects,” such as art work , is available through links on each page. A list of cross-reference “tags” provided for each object, such as "vanished campus" or "memorials and public art," allows visitors to construct unique thematic tours as well. 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 Post War campus.