SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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On September 11, Bob Boyle, who worked near the World Trade Center, used this cell phone to contact family...
This collection of material from the White House includes a program from the National Day of Prayer and...
Donn Marshall wore this particle mask and pair of latex gloves during the rescue efforts at the Pentagon...
These newspapers and magazines reflect media coverage of the September 11 attacks...