Foreign area specialists from the Library's Area
Studies divisions and Overseas Field Offices, with extensive
knowledge of the world's languages and cultures, immediately began
collecting and interpreting press reactions and forewarnings from
around the world.
The Rare Book and Special
Collections Division collected such rare and handmade items
as "The Message,"a book by Kitty Caparella, a reporter and artist
living in Philadelphia.
The "Library of Congress Information Bulletin," which reports monthly
on the programs, events, policies and collections of the institution,
published a special September
11 issue on the first anniversary of the attacks. The issue
provides a comprehensive look at the ways in which Library staff
mobilized to capture the sometimes ephemeral materials that are
produced when tragedy of such a massive nature strikes.
A. Brian Niemann, artist. "'In Memory,'
9/11/01," 2002. Color offset lithograph. Gift of Griffith Phillips
Creative. Prints and Photographs Division
B. New York State Office for Technology
(c 2001) and EarthData International, WTC - LIDAR Three Dimensional
Model, 2001. Geography and Map Division.