Educational Resources

There are many resources available within Memorial University, both to assist with studies and research but also to help with commemoration project planning. Please visit the Ideas Bank on this website for project suggestions and, if needed, the Event Planning page. Selected on-line resources are described below.

MUN LogoMemorial University's Digital Archives Initiative (DAI), your gateway to the learning and research-based cultural resources held by Memorial University and partnering organizations. From books and maps to photographs, periodicals, video and audio, the DAI hosts a variety of collections which together reinforce the importance, past and present, of Newfoundland and Labrador's history and culture.


Dr. Cluney MacPhersonSHOWCASED COLLECTION: The following two links are an example of the kind of information that is available through the university's Digital Archives Initiative. This link is for the notebooks of Dr. Cluny Macpherson, the Newfoundland doctor who served in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and invented the gas mask.

The Veteran magazine coverSHOWCASED COLLECTION: After the First World War, the Newfoundland and Labrador veterans published a quarterly magazine, The Veteran. This is an invaluable resource where you can read stories, poems and debates from the very voices that served in the First World War.



Yaffle is a powerful search tool that enables users to browse hundreds of projects, faculty research interests, expertise and other opportunities within the Memorial University community. Looking for a faculty member to assist with your commemoration project? Need a research paper as a reference for your own work? Looking for a book on the First World War written by someone in the Memorial University community? Try Yaffle.

image for NL Heritage WebsiteThe Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage website is a comprehensive resource regarding Newfoundland and Labrdor history and culture. On these pages you can find information, videos and pictures of the First World War, both in Europe and on the home front. Learn about the nurses who volunteered for the Volunteer Aid Detachment or the men of the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve. 


NL Grand Banks Newfoundland's Grand Banks is the name of one of the premier, free geneological sites in the world. The purpose of the site " to provide original genealogical and historical data in the form of census information, Provincial wide directory publications, church, parish, and cemetery records, and many other original source documents. It has been created for those desiring to do research in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador."




WW100 Commemoration Program

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000