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September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow

A Library of Congress Symposium


Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Coolidge Auditorium, Ground floor of the Jefferson Building

Please allow extra time for entering the building according to Library security procedures.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Information table open, Coolidge Auditorium foyer

9:00 - 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks: Diane Nester Kresh, Library of Congress

9:05 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks: Jesse H. Ausubel, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.


Panel 1: How Historians will Write the History of September 11

Moderator: Stephen Brier, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Thomas "Tim" Borstelmann University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Melani McAlister The George Washington University
Craig Steven Wilder Dartmouth College
Ronald Walters University of Maryland

10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.


Panel 2: The Internet and Collecting the History of the Present

Moderator: Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason University


Harrison "Lee" Rainie Pew Internet & American Life Project
Abby Smith Council on Library and Information Resources
Linda Shopes Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Daniel J. Cohen ECHO project, George Mason University

11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch on own

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


Panel 3: Collecting the History of September 11

Moderator: Joshua Brown, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Jessica Wiederhorn Oral History Research Office, Columbia University
James B. Gardner National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Greg "Fritz" Umbach September 11 Digital Archive
Diane Nester Kresh Library of Congress

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Coffee break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


"12/12 and 9/11: Tales of Power and Tales of Experience in Contemporary History"
Michael Kazin, Georgetown University

4:00 p.m.

Closing remarks: Diane Nester Kresh

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Reception and ceremonial gift of the September 11 Digital Archive to Library of Congress, Montpelier Room (6th floor Madison Building)

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