Where were you? Uptown, midtown, downtown. Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx. Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Jersey. On the ferry, on the train, in the air, below ground. At the library, at school, at home, at work. Maybe you were somewhere else, and you watched the events unfold from far away on television.
Last year we offered an extensive list of books providing facts and analysis on the terrorist attacks, available from our collections in many languages. This year we also have a list of books to help you talk about this day with children. This Sunday, the tenth anniversary, it makes sense to look back and just remember. Listen and reflect on where we were, and where we are now.
Oral Histories and Archives
- September 11 Digital Archive - collection of first-hand accounts of the attacks and aftermath as well as born-digital materials.
- Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive - One week (3,000 hours) of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis.
- "New York Stories: An Oral Historian Takes on 9/11" The Atlantic
- Archival materials at NYPL from the authors of City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center
- A Decade of Hope: Stories of Grief and Endurance from 9/11 Families and Friends by Dennis Smith
- Before & After: Stories from New York edited by Thomas Beller
- Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 by Mitchell Fink and Lois Mathias
- September 11: An Oral History compiled by Dean E. Murphy
- Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 edited by Damon DiMarco
- What We Saw CBS News
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