It’s a different year and a different feeling, much more reflective and introspective than last year’s first anniversary of September 11 which seemed to be an outpouring, a psychic shotgun blast getting it all out in the hope that something would connect and/or stick.
None of which means we should forget or forgive those who were either instrumental or supportive of this wretched affront to humanity, this brutal sucker punch to mankind, nor should we attempt to in any way diminish our loss of those who vanished – many literally without a trace.
For those looking for community regarding September 11, please see the “Voices: Stories From September 11” site, and for a wealth of information and links on 9/11 please see Gary Price’s invaluable ResourceShelf site:
- “Resources of the Week”
September 11, 2003
A compilation of direct links to a few September 11th archives, exhibits, reports, and articles available on the Internet.
* “Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress
From the Library of Congress web site, To commemorate the second anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America, we offer “Witness and Response,” an online exhibition of original material related to the day and its aftermath.
* The September 11 Digital Archive
This archive was added to the permanent collection of the Library of Congress yesterday.
* September 11 Web Archive
From The Internet Archive.
* The Television Archive
A library of world perspectives concerning September 11, 2001
* September 11: Bearing Witness to History
An online version of the National Museum of American History exhibit.
* Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11
From the Newseum
* The Center of the World
Companion site to the American Experience documentary that aired earlier this week. A history of the WTC.
* Why The Towers Fell
Companion site to Nova program from PBS.
* The Sonic Memorial Project
Led by NPR’s Lost & Found Sound, The Sonic Memorial Project is a cross-media collaboration of more than 50 independent radio and new media producers, artists, historians, and people from around the world who have contributed personal and archival recordings. To date, we have gathered more than 1,000 contributions, many of which have been woven into feature stories by Lost & Found Sound and broadcast on NPR.
* September 11: 2 Years Later From the Washington Post
Also available is the special report from last year and links to the Post’s coverage from 9/11/2001.
* September 11, 2003 From the New York Times
Including links to the NYT’s Portraits of Grief series.
* America’s Day of Terror
BBC Online coverage from 9/11/2001.
* One year later: September 11 and the Internet
A 2002 report from Pew Internet & American Life Project.
* September 11, 2001 : Attack on America from Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Official documents from various governments.
* Additional Resources and Materials from the Librarians’ Index to the Internet September 11 & Beyond Collection
Click over for the actual links.