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September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow

A Library of Congress Symposium

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"U.S. Attacked,"
Potomac News and Manassas Journal Messenger
(Manassas, Virginia)
September 11, 2001.
Courtesy of Potomac News and Manassas Journal Messenger.
Serial and Government
Publications Division


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


The American Social History Project (ASHP)

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning aims to revitalize interest in history by challenging the traditional ways that people learn about the past. Founded in 1981 and based at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, ASHP has gained an international reputation for its award-winning books, documentaries, and digital programs. ASHP has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford, Rockefeller, Kellogg, and Aaron Diamond foundations.

The City University of New York Graduate Center

The Graduate Center is the doctorate-granting institution for The City University of New York (CUNY), where 4,000 students and 1,600 faculty join in the shared enterprise of exploring and expanding the boundaries of knowledge within 32 doctoral programs in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. More than a third of the rated Ph.D. programs rank among the country's top 20. This remarkable environment of intellectual discovery and exchange is further augmented by 28 research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns.

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University

Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has used digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people-- scholars, students, and the general public--learn about and use the past. CHNM's work has been recognized with major awards from the American Historical Association and other national organizations, as well as with grants from the Sloan, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas, and Kellogg foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

George Mason University

George Mason has emerged in the last decade as a major university in both the state of Virginia and in the nation. By emphasizing high technology, public policy, and the fine and performing arts, the university has formed many links within the community and state. George Mason's innovative programs and visionary outlook have attracted a faculty of renowned scholars and teachers. Enrollment is now more than 26,000 students studying in more than 130 degree programs at the undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and professional levels.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic nonprofit institution established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., a former president and chief executive officer of General Motors Corporation. Foundation grants during past years have supported the use of the World Wide Web as a new way of creating an historical record of recent major science and technology events.

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July 20, 2010
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