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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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
William Yeingst
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 200...
A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....