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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I had just moved to Florida about two weeks prior to the attacks to do the College Program with Walt Disney World. I still was a little hesitant about being away from home (which is in Wisconsin) and...

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The day of September 11th, I woke up like normal on time for school. (I was a senior, c/o 2002) I climbed out of bed, all groggy, & turned on the daily news, which I watch while I eat breakfast. What...

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I don't have a story per se;I have a cousin who worked right next to the WTC and we were all worried about him.WE didn't hear from him for a few days.I can't imagine losing a loved one in it....

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This is a poem I wrote about September 11th & Ground Zero. It is entitled "The World." Please read!! THE WORLD I am the world, my burial ground is known as Ground Zero. I watch as they piece me...

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We were playing Beachvolleyball when a friend of mine told of the incident! We thougt that it is a joke, but when I saw it at TV I knew that it was real....

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...I got up at about 6:30 am on September 11, 2001. My brother had the Living Room TV on-and he almost never has the set on that early. Our Mother was getting ready for work. I went into the Living R...

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It was a beautiful day. No matter how many times you visited the World Trade Center or how long you worked there, you never got over the beauty of the place. The towers were bold strokes against the...

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On September 11th, 2001 I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with our first son. It was my mom's 65th birthday. We were recieving a delivery of a wall unit from Ikea. One of the men bringing the wall unit ups...

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I was in Nicaragua on an LDS mission, and I can remember that I was getting ready to go home to the USA in about a month and a half. I was getting very excited to go home to Utah. I could also remem...

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