SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt
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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst





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Michelle Guyton, an artist and poet from Mobile, Alabama, created this interpretive scrapbook reflecting...
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....
This collection of clothing worn by New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani includes a hat, boots, and two...
This elevator emergency-instruction plate and four elevator frame floor markers were recovered from the...