Michael Ragsdale

‘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 »

Collection highlights aftermath of 9/11 attacks

Above: Michael Ragsdale discusses pieces of his collection with 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibition researcher Liz Mazucci. (Photo by Michael Frazier) After watching the Sept. 11 attacks unfold, Michael Ragsdale started a personal campaign to collect fliers, cards and brochures that marked the day’s events and the subsequent months.“I decided to collect stuff that I felt would be ignored,” he said.  Read more »