The Center for History and New Media at GMU has just launched the September 11 Digital Archive (http://911digitalarchive.org) to preserve the history of September 11 by creating a permanent digital record of the 9/11 events and the responses to those events. They need the help of the GMU community–and that of friends, family, and neighbors–to make this important project a reality. They are asking people to contribute personal accounts and recollections at http://911digitalarchive.org/stories/add.html. The experiences need not have been at or near the Pentagon or the World Trade Center, nor do they need to be heroic or harrowing personal tales. These can be very short or much longer reminiscences about how you were affected by the 9/11 events. In addition to personal recollections, they are providing a simple way online to archive email messages (at http://911digitalarchive.org/email/add.html) that people wrote or received about the events and a repository of digital images (at http://911digitalarchive.org/images/add.html), where people can easily place the pictures they took or received of the 9/11 events. Please contribute your own personal experiences or emails and encourage others to participate as well.
The September 11 Digital Archive is funded by a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and organized by (more…)