New Online Collection Focuses on 9/11

Beginning on September 11, 2001, Michael Ragsdale started collecting items focusing on the aftermath of 9/11, including materials relating to the security, recovery, war, health, peace, civil liberties, Iraq, war costs, war dead, remembrance, prisoner abuse and more. His project ended in September 2008, but this documentary paper history of what happened in New York City after the attacks of 9/11 now includes over 400 images.

Ragsdale says he has been receiving high praise from historians, authors, professors, filmmakers, activists, librarians, museum curators, and others. You can find the collection online here.

Ragsdale hopes to raise money to take the collection on the road, especially next year during the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York City.

Photo: Flyer announcing a peace rally after 9/11 from Ragsdale’s collection.

Related Articles

  • NYS Archives Online Exhibit of Rare 9-11 ImagesNYS Archives Online Exhibit of Rare 9-11 Images The New York State Archives, the nation’s largest repository of records of a state government, has introduced a new online exhibition entitled Ground Zero from the Air.Based upon an […]
  • New Online Resources For New York HistoryNew Online Resources For New York History Here’s a quick look at some of the latest New York History resources to hit the web:NYPL has put an entire manuscript collection online for the first time in the library's history. The […]
  • NYCs Green-Wood Cemetery To Mark 175th AnniversaryNYCs Green-Wood Cemetery To Mark 175th Anniversary What do artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, toy merchant Frederick A.O. Schwarz and political powerhouse William Magear “Boss” Tweed have in common?They’re all buried in Brooklyn’s Historic […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *