September 11 Digital Archive Stories

This collection is the bulk of the archive, representing the experiences of thousands of individuals. The immense collection of stories (as of writing there are over 12,500 entries) were submitted directly to the September 11 Digital Archive by users of the site. The recollections cover a variety of topics too great to assess, and present an excellent resource for future cultural studies of the reaction to the September 11 attacks.

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Our family had two near misses that day. 1. My wife works for WorldCom in Pentagon City, across from Fashion City. She felt the explosion when the plane hit the Pentagon. (The plane's flight path...

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I had just finished teaching my 7:30 a.m. English 302 (Advanced Composition) class and was at my desk for Tuesday office hours. Colleagues at NCC came into 416 Enterprise (we academic advisors ca...

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I was sleeping because I had a late class tha t day and the phone rung at about 7am so that would have been 9am Eastern Time. It was a friend of mine telling me to turn on the TV. I asked what chann...

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My office was in Tower One... As Information System Audit Project Leader and acting head of the department, I arrived at work as usual around 6:30 a.m., sipped tea as I read and answered my e-mail,...

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We?re All The Same ?You are in line to fill out your paperwork to donate blood,? boomed the small, bearded gentleman using the black electric megaphone. ?From this point in line, it will take yo...

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Dear Diana, On September 10, 2001, you were six months old. The next day the world around you changed as it rarely ever does - with violence, stunning in its cruelty; with mind-numbing speed; and w...

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I arrived at work at 8:30 am on September 11th. My office is on the 20th floor-Bdwy-Times Square. My sister phoned me at approximately 8:50am to tell me that a plane crashed into the WTC. She was extr...

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I was at work in my office, just another normal day at work. I think it was around 9:15 or so when I was walking to an adjacent office to use the fax machine. I saw my boss standing there talking to...

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i watched in horror in my home that terrible day as thousands of innocent people lost their lives .i watched in horror as the first plane hit thinking i hope this is video then the second devastating...

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