A lot of my earlier and ongoing writing is of the historical variety, a result of working at a museum, pursuing an MA in history, then working at an archive, and generally being a guy who gets weirdly excited by old newspapers and illegible handwriting. I’ll post some of those articles here for my fellow history geeks.

Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website

For starters, I spent a year working at the Maritime History Archive (so many crew records and merchant ledgers!) researching and writing articles for the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Website. This a great resource for anyone interested in Newfoundland and Labrador history, a virtual encyclopedia of historical events, people, places, and topics.

You can find articles by me by going to the NL Heritage Search Page and searching for “Keith Collier”. There are about 20-25 of my articles there.

One of those articles (Architecture of St. John’s 1892-1940) was recently printed in John McQuarrie’s beautiful photo book “Spirit of Place, Vol. 1: St. John’s, the Avalon, and the English Shore.”

Clearing the Slums: the Evolution of Public Housing in St. John’s, 1910-1956

This is the major paper I completed in 2011 as part of the requirements for the Master of Arts Program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It was printed in Aspects, a publication of the Newfoundland Historical Society, in 2011. Click the title to read.

A PDF version of this paper is available here: Clearing the Slums – Keith Collier

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