White Star Line 1849 - 1934
The White Star Line Memorial Foundation collection and archives have been a long evolving process, and have reached worldwide utilization. The collection began 48 years ago with the Director finding his first maritime book "The Sinking of the Titanic" in his Grandfather's library.
The main specialty and focus is the early history of the "White Star" Line and the technical aspects of the ships - the evolution of sail to steam. The museum quality content is comprised of tens of thousands of items, ranging from china and silver service, linen, posters, postcards, photographs, documents, and plans to name a few. The entire collection ties the broader story of the "White Star" Line together that others miss by narrowly focusing on one or two ships.
The archives and expertise of the White Star Line Memorial Foundation are increasingly sought after, and have been used by news gathering entities including the Associated Press, numerous newspapers and radio programs, books, featured publications and society journals. The ground-breaking theories of the Director have found their way into documentaries. He is often consulted to authenticate and value maritime artifacts in a now, often replica filled environment confusing to those not familiar with the details and specifics that separate the fake from the real. Often, what is right and wrong is a mirror smoked room of others claiming expert authority.
This official web site focuses attention on objects, ephemera, technical, and historical information. There are social media services open for discussion with others about related topics.
If you have specific questions or needs, the archives and other services are available at rates comparable to those with similar services.