For Comfort and Posterity, Digital Archives Gather Crowds

In Wake of Traumas, Digital Archives Gather Crowds 1

Brooks Canaday, Northeastern U.

Our Marathon, a digital community archive about the Boston Marathon bombing, held an exhibit in October at Northeastern U.'s library, where visitors could add to the online collection.

The pressure-cooker bombs that exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last April 15 shattered bodies and lives. But their impact was felt far beyond the blast radius as the shock spread and authorities set out to find the perpetrators. The ensuing manhunt put an already traumatized city on lockdown.

One of the two suspects, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was captured on April 19. The other, his brother Tamerlan, was killed.

Three days later, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon found