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‘Lady Liberty’ Event Program Captures History, Pride

This is the third and final story in a three-part series featuring words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale.  Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  He started collecting the items for fun while working as a cameraman capturing various events for  C-SPAN and others. Ragsdale hobby took  a new direction on the morning of September 11, 2001, when he began two aftermath-related collecting efforts, both important and unique.  Read more »

Hunt for Event Program Leads to Meeting a Remarkable 9/11 Survivor

This is the second story in a three-part series featuring words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale.  Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  He started collecting the items for fun while working as a cameraman capturing various events for  C-SPAN and others. Ragsdale hobby took a new direction on the morning of September 11, 2001, when he began two aftermath-related collecting efforts, both important and unique.  Read more »

Paper Collection: VP Cheney's Remarks After 2001 Attacks

 This is the first story in a three-part series featuring words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  Read more »

A Three-Part Series: Pieces of Paper, Pages of 9/11 History

Starting tomorrow, The MEMO blog will carry a three-part series featuring the words from ephemera collector Michael Ragsdale.  Ragsdale has been a collector of New York City event-specific paper ephemera and autographs since 1997.  He started collecting the items for fun while he worked as a cameraman capturing various events for  C-SPAN, Columbia University, the Manhattan Institute, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell and others.   Read more »

Exploring 9/11: The World Before and After – health effects of WTC dust

 Dr. Paul Lioy is a professor and the Vice Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is also the Director of Exposure Science at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute at Rutgers University and author of the book, “Dust: The Inside Story of its Role in the September 11 Aftermath.” During the interview, Dr. Lioy summarizes the different phases of exposure in the days and weeks after 9/11, emphasizing the features and health effects of the World Trade Center dust.  Read more »

Every vote, artifact counts: Betsy Gotbaum gives back to 9/11 Memorial

On 9/11, many people recall a day that began like any other, marked by a strikingly clear blue sky. They can vividly identify where they were or what they were doing as the attacks began to unfold.  Read more »

Oral Historians for 9/11 Memorial Museum hit the Road

Sometimes, you just need to get out the office to get the job done. That was the case for 9/11 Memorial Museum staff members Amy Weinstein, Jenny Pachuki and Ryan Pawling, who traveled  to Florida for a "workation."Tasked to interview residents of Palm Beach Gardens, many of whom were responders and family members of victims of to the Sept. 11 attacks, our dedicated crew made a point to get a better understanding of the family members lost on that fateful day.  Read more »

Come hear 9/11 Volunteers Tonight in Speakers Series

It’s not too late to RSVP for tonight’s event at 6:30 p.m. at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey St. (Between Church Street and Broadway). Come hear three leaders who have met the challenge of service, response and relief, and crisis counseling across the country and the globe.  Read more »

The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial

Staff photographer Amy Dreher snaps a lot of pictures at the World Trade Center site, documenting the construction progress of the 9/11 Memorial. Amy also trains her lens on the smaller pieces that may be overlooked with a project of this magnitude. Through “The Lens: Viewing the 9/11 Memorial,” readers of The MEMO blog can share some of the unique vantage points captured by Amy.Proud card carrier: Bay Crane Operator Andrew "Andy" Calise holds up his 9/11 Memorial Preview Site  Read more »

Volunteers Respond to 9/11, Hear Their Stories on Wednesday

Come meet Jay Winuk,  co-founder of MyGoodDeed.org -- the nonprofit initiative leading the movement to transform 9/11 into an annually recognized National Day of Service -- at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site this Wednesday. The discussion will cover how volunteerism in the U.S. boomed after 9/11.Hear his story:6:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 8  Read more »