Michelle Delaney
Collections Manager, Photographic History Collection

"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing that I've done during my 12 years here at the museum. As soon as the events occurred, I started wondering what this would mean to the history of photography. So I was worried about people I knew, thinking about the events that were occurring and thinking about my job, because I knew I would, over the next months--no matter what happened--be thinking about how to collect and who to collect, what to collect, would there be equipment to collect.