The concept to create an interactive app about Lulu Sweet required extensive research into her life. Little was actually known about this actress who left her name on Lulu Island. Through various sources we were able to trace her life back to her early childhood in New York City. Through repositories of digital newspapers in both Canada and the United States we were able to piece together her career and the colourful characters that she came into contact with. Through a series of coincidences we were lucky enough to find two of her descendants who were eager to share their knowledge of their great-grandmother with us.
There are numerous resources online that allowed us to get a sense of her world and her context. The Internet Archive, especially, is an incredible place to find such gems as this book above.