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About the 9/11 Memory and History Project

Since September 11, 2001 the New York State Archives has worked to ensure that the documentary record of the World Trade Center disaster and its aftermath would not be lost. The New York State Museum, National Archives and Records Administration, the Metropolitan New York Archivists Roundtable, and repositories from around New York City and Long Island joined us in efforts to make sure that the historical record of this tragic event is complete, balanced, and accessible.  

In March 2007, the State Archives hosted a day-long symposium for archivists, curators, family members, survivors, and first responders to reflect on efforts to save the stories of 9/11. We learned that 9/11 families in New York and elsewhere need help in preserving the stories of their loved ones. 

9/11 Memory and History:  What to save and how brings that support to you:  guidance in caring for your treasures at home and understanding the role of museums and archives in preserving collections and making them available for future generations. 

With support from the Archives Partnership Trust and the New York State Historical Records Advisory Board.


The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, Inc.
The New York Times Company Foundation
Max W. Batzer
John J. Jerome


Dr. Thomas Demaria, Director, Psychological Services Center & 9/11 Family Center, Long Island University
Connie Frisbee Houde, History Collections Technician, World Trade Center Collections, New York State Museum
James Kaser, Professor and Archivist, College of Staten Island
Margie Miller, widow of Joel Miller, WTC 9/11/01
Jan Ramirez, Chief Curator, National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
Mark Schaming, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, New York State Museum
Geri Solomon, University Archivist, Hofstra University

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