Cataloging Artifacts and Related Records of the World Trade Center Attack on September 11, 2001


The materials can be divided into five general categories: 1) posters, letters, photographs and other ephemera left by the families of the victims at Pier 94 (the temporary family service center), and at the 9/11 memorial sites on the footprint of the towers; 2) material placed in City parks and other public places in the aftermath of the event; 3) artifacts of the World Trade Center buildings, vehicles, and other items recovered from the site, via Fresh Kills, Staten Island, where the debris had been brought for screening; 4) brochures and other printed material prepared by the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit to assist the victim families; and 5) correspondence sent to the Mayor's office and rescue workers.


Cataloging Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded

Year Added



NYC Department of Records


  • Leonora Gidlund

Collection Size

726 cubic feet

Date Range

2001 - 2009

Geographic Scope

City of New York