SpColl 36: September 11th Collection

The September 11th Collection consists of 70 items related to al-Qaeda's attack on targets in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. The collection is home to newspapers (mainly local) printed the day of and the days following the attacks in addition to periodicals, high school and university publications. The collection also contains other printed material such as advertisements, trading cards, a calendar, bumper stickers, a puzzle, and other items. A few video tapes round out the collection.

Finding aid prepared by Brian Blitz in July 2008 and updated in July 2010.

Inventory

Box 1
Printed Material
Title/Description Date Publisher/Author
Zines and Pamphlets
Fallen but not Forgotten
(Christian pamphlet about 9/11)
est. 2001 The King's College at the Empire State Building, in partnership with http://www.911Recovery.com
Who's to Blame for the World Trade Center Tragedy?
(Christian zine interpretation of 9/11 events)
est. 2001 Pastor O'Donnell, Community Baptist Temple, Akron, Ohio
Periodicals
America Under Siege
Special short-run 9/11 topical magazine
Issue 1, 2001 Multi-Media International LLC.
America at War
Special short-run 9/11 topical magazine
Issue 02, 2001 Celebrity Worldwide Inc.
Attack on America
Special short-run 9/11 topical magazine
Issue 03, 2001 Celebrity Worldwide Inc.
September 11 2001: The Day that Changed America
Special short-run 9/11 topical magazine
Vol. II, No. 3, 2001 American Media, Inc.
Standing Strong: The Spirit of New York
Special short-run 9/11 topical magazine
2001 Multi-Media International LLC.
TV Guide
Cover Story: "Terror Hits Home"
Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2001 Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
Newsweek
Special Report
Cover Story: "God Bless America"
Sept. 24, 2001 Newsweek Inc.
People Weekly
Cover Story: "Sept. 11, 2001: The Day that Shook America"
Sept. 24, 2001 Time Inc.
Sports Illustrated
Cover Story: "The Week that Sports Stood Still"
Sept. 24, 2001 Time Inc.
Time Special Issue
Cover Story: "One Nation, Indivisible"
Sept. 24, 2001 Time Inc.
U.S. News & World Report
Cover Story: "Under Siege"
Sept. 24, 2001 U.S. News & World Report Inc.
Entertainment Weekly
Cover Story: "What Lies Ahead — The Challenge to our Culture"
Sept. 28, 2001 Time Inc.
Newsweek Extra Edition
Cover Story: "America Under Attack"
est. Sept. 2001 Newsweek Inc.
People Weekly Cover Story: "America Unites" Oct. 1, 2001 Time Inc.
U.S. News & World Report
Cover Story: "Terror Inc."
Oct. 1, 2001 U.S. News & World Report Inc.
Fortune
Cover Story: "Up from the Ashes"
Oct. 8, 2001 Time Inc.
People Weekly Cover Story: "The Stars Pitch In" Oct. 8, 2001 Time Inc.
Us Weekly
Cover Story: "Stars and Stripes"
Oct. 8, 2001 Wenner Media
Newsweek
Cover Story: "The Hunt for Bin Laden"
Nov. 26, 2001 Newsweek Inc.
Newsweek Commemorative Issue
Cover Story: "The Spirit of America"
Fall 2001 Newsweek Inc.
Newsweek Special Double Issue
Cover Story: "Sept 11: Four Lives and the Day that Changed America"
Dec .31 2001-Jan. 7, 2002 Newsweek Inc.
Modern Maturity
Cover Story: "In Search of the New America"
Jan/Feb 2002 AARP
Time
Cover Story: "9/11 One Year Later"
Sept. 11, 2002 Time Inc.
Harvard Political Review
Cover Story: "September 11, 2001 — The Road Ahead"
Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, Fall 2001 Institute of Politics, Harvard University
Syracuse University Magazine
Cover Story: "In Terror's Wake"
Winter 2001-2002 Syracuse University
Campus
America's Student Magazine
Cover Story: "Where do YOU Stand?"
Spring 2002 Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Preservation
Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Feature Story: "Sept. 11 Afterthoughts"
Jan./Feb . 2002 National Trust for Historic Preservation
365 Salutes to America Calendar
(Patriotic desk calendar)
2002 Andrews McMeel Publishing
The Blade Extra small posters/placards,
2 count
(posters/placards with text "Extra! Extra! Extra! U.S. Under Attack!")
est. 2001 The Blade
Box 2
Printed Material
Title/Description Date Publisher/Author
Newspapers
The Blade
Feature Story: "Day of Hell"
Sept. 11, 2001 n/a
Sentinel-Tribune Feature Story: "U.S. Under Attack" Sept. 11, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Nation Reels Under New Day of Infamy"
Sept. 12, 2001 n/a
Sentinel-Tribune
Feature Story: "Our Nation Saw Evil"
Sept. 12, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Killers' Names Known"
Sept. 13, 2001 n/a
Sentinel-Tribune
Feature Story: "Hijackers Identified"
Sept. 13, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "All-out Assault Vowed"
Sept. 14, 2001 n/a
Sentinel-Tribune
Feature Story: "Bush calls up Guard, Reserve"
Sept. 14, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Prayer and a Pledge"
Sept. 15, 2001 n/a
Sentinel-Tribune
Feature Story: "Feds Arrest First Suspect"
Sept. 15, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "We're at War"
Sept.16, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Hand Over Bin Laden, U.S. Orders Taliban"
Sept. 17, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Bush's Target: Dead or Alive; Stocks Plunge but no Panic"
Sept. 18, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Terrorist Pursuit Broadens"
Sept. 19, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Warplanes en Route"
Sept. 20, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Bush Rallies the Nation"
Sept. 21, 2001 n/a
The Blade
Feature Story: "Defiant Taliban Says No"
Sept. 22, 2001 n/a
Inside The Blade
(The Blade's employee magazine)
Feature Story: "The Blade Responds to the Terrorist Attacks"
Fall 2001 n/a
The American Mix
Feature Story: "Holding out for Heroes:"
Nov./Dec. 2001 n/a
Inside The Blade
(The Blade's employee magazine)
Feature Story: "2001 in Review"
Winter 2001 n/a
The Better Business Bureau Alert
Feature Story: "Stock Market Falls=Scams Surge/Update on "September 11" Scams"
Winter 2001 n/a
The Courier
Commemorative Edition
Feature Story: "September 11, 2002: One Year Later"
Sept. 11, 2002 n/a
The Wave
(Howland High School student newspaper, Warren, Ohio)
Feature Story: "A Day to Remember"
Nov. 9, 2001 n/a
BGSU
A Day of Remembrance at BGSU
9/11 Memorial program guide
Sept. 14, 2001 BGSU
BGSU Magazine
Cover Story: "Our Community Responds"
Fall 2001 BGSU
United States Postal Service
A Message from the Postmaster General
(Single sheet mailer with information about safe mail handling/suspicious mail)
2001 USPS
Heroes of 2001
(Ad for "Heroes USA" stamps)
2002 USPS
VHS Tapes
In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01 Documentary special May 26, 2002 Bradgrey Pictures/HBO
9/11
Documentary, For your consideration (Emmys)
Mar. 10, 2002 CBS Television Network
Miscellaneous
"United We Stand" poster/placard (American flag with "United we Stand" text, Star Spangled Banner lyrics on reverse) est. 2001 The Blade/Paramount Printing
Patriot Bumper Stickers folder (5 count, various)
(Bumper stickers with text: "God Bless America", "United States of America", "United", "Forever Free", "September 11, 2001 Remember")
n.d. Patriot Bumper Sticker
American Playing Cards
(Deck of playing cards with U.S. flag motif)
n.d. The U.S. Playing Card Company
Terrorist Trading Cards
(Set of trading cards featuring terrorist threats, U.S. government and defense)
2001 U.S. Trading Cards LLC.
Enduring Freedom Picture Cards
(Set of trading cards featuring 9/11 and the U.S. response)
2001 Topps
Ribbon pin
(Red, white, and blue ribbons on pin)
n.d. n/a
Box 3
Miscellaneous
Title/Description Date Publisher/Author
America the Beautiful Puzzle
(500 piece puzzle with image of U.S. flag and "United We Stand" text)
2001 H.E. Harris & Co.