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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For the previous five years I had been working with a woman; the last two defined as pure hell. She was making my life so miserable and unbearable that I was thinking of suicide. Being a single mom...

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September 11th has special meaning for me as I grew up in New York City and have spent many hours in the WTC. My dad and my brother both worked in the buildings, but before they fell. My younger broth...

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On September 11, 2001, I was in my classroom at P.S. 191 in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. As a NYC Teaching Fellow, I only started teaching the day before, and admired my view from the f...

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8 AM CST September 11, 2001 ... I had just gotten up and was getting ready for an English class at UW-Parkside. My grandfather was in the living room watching the morning news on MSNBC. "An airplane h...

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As the whole world changed on that doomed-filled day, September 11th marked a day where many lives were dramatically changed. That Tuesday hit close to home, in fact it directly impacted our family,...

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I remember September 11 2001 very clearly. I had just dropped my husband off at work and was on my way to go shopping at the mall. All of the sudden the radio announcers came on and said that an airp...

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I was on a Hundertwasser bus-boat tour of the city when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. I will never forget it, as long as I live. I had just gotten off the bus and was told to be on...

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I didnt know anything about the attacks until 10:00, which was 4th p.d. for us. I walked in 4th p.d. two minutes late, and i noticed everyone was real quiet, and still. I looked up, after noticin...

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I was sitting in my health and social care lesson with my new class, I had only just met a lot of them and i was wishing that I could be anywhere else in the world. I remember looking out of the windo...

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