Additional First-Hand Accounts

Primary Sources & Research

The 9/11 Tribute Center prides itself in providing information from those who were there. Read and hear personal stories from survivors, responders, and more.

The September 11th Digital Archive

A website dedicated to digitally collecting, preserving, and presenting the history of September 11, 2001. The site features videos, photographs, documents, and audio recordings.
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The Spectator Commemorative Edition, Stuyvesant High School, New York City

A student newspaper from a high school in Lower Manhattan provides the experiences of students and faculty on September 11th and the months that followed.
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The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response

This teacher’s guide from the New York State Museum outlines projects to help teach about the rescue, recovery and response at the World Trade Center site.
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Where We Were – Stories and Testimonials about September 11, 2001

A collection of self generated oral histories and testimonials about where and how people across the world experienced 9/11.
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Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11

by Newseum, Cathy Trost & Alicia C. Shepard, Washington, DC: 2002.
The first on the scene are not just emergency services. Journalists share their experiences covering 9/11.
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Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion

by Susan Hagen and Mary Carouba, 2002.
This book narrates the stories of women firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel who helped in the rescue and recovery efforts.
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Faces of Ground Zero: Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001

by Editor of LIFE Magazine, Joe McNally & Rudolph Giuliani, New York: Time Inc., 2002.
LIFE Magazine photographer Joe McNally presents 150 photographs taken with his one-of-a-kind camera which takes pictures 40 inches wide by 80 inches tall – larger than life-size. The series presents the experiences of (mostly) anonymous heroes of Ground Zero.
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