Peter Liebhold
September 11 Collecting Curator
Museum Specialist, Division of the History of Technology

"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
For me personally, I thought that it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11, to document the events of September 11 itself, and to look at the experience after September 11.

I do much with business, so I was very interested in this whole resilience of American business--that on September 12 many companies were back up and running, that they were not put down, that they continued to operate. That people that had escaped one day were willing to go back to work the next day. So it was not just the dramatic events, but itís also some of the more everyday kinds events that it became important to include.