Monday, June 01, 2009

Last Titanic Survivor Passes Away

Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic, died Sunday in Southampton, England. The 97-year-old Dean was just a few months old when the steamship hit an iceberg on April 14, 1912. Dean's brother and mother survived the disaster, but her father did not. You can read more about Dean and the Titanic tragedy in the Wall Street Journal.

Although there are no longer any remaining survivors of the Titanic, its history is captured in a number of digitized materials, many of which are found in the Library of Congress' collections:

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