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September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow

A Library of Congress Symposium

[Image - caption immediately follows]
Steve Melkisethian,
Newsboy, Farragut Square,
Washington, D.C.,
September 13, 2001
, 2001
Gelatin silver photograph
Gift of the artist
Prints and Photographs Division

The Library of Congress will host a day-long symposium, "September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow." The event, which will take place in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium on the ground floor of the Jefferson Building on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, will feature commentary by leading U.S. historians, librarians, and archivists. The symposium provides an opportunity to explore the use of digital materials in the writing of history, in particular, for interpreting the history of September 11. The event is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to complete the registration form to assist symposium organizers with logistics. The closest Metro stops are at Capitol South (orange and blue lines) and Union Station (red line).

The day-long symposium will culminate in a reception at which the
Library of Congress will formally accept into its collections the
September 11 Digital Archive created by the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University and the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation
. The archive contains more than 130,000 written accounts,
e-mails, audio recordings, video clips, photographs, Websites, and other materials that document the attacks on New York City, Washington D.C., and western Pennsylvania and their aftermath.

Funding for the symposium is made possible by the Library of Congress, George Mason University, and The City University of New York.


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July 20, 2010
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