SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt
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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold





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