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Guide to the Here is New York Collection
1996-2007 (bulk 2001-2002)
 PR 258

New-York Historical Society
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Voices of 9.11

Scope and Contents note

In April of 2002, here is new york launched its oral history initiative, Voices of 9.11. Begun initially as a way for here is new york photographers to tell stories of their images, the project quickly expanded to include 9/11 survivors, family members, first responders, medical workers, area residents and workers, and others. A makeshift video booth was erected at here is new york's 1105 Sixth Avenue exhibition. The speaker controlled the recording; there were no time limits or restrictions on subject matter. When the Sixth Avenue location closed in June, the video booth was relocated to the Prince Street gallery. Later locations included Washington, D.C. (at the Corcoran Gallery exhibit), Shanksville, PA (the crash site of United flight 93), Staten Island, and the Pentagon in January 2003. Some of the testimonies were exhibited in the Prince Street gallery, the Corcoran, and the Pentagon.

There are 580 testimonies (some speakers recorded twice), which are not numbered consecutively. Videos are arranged by location of recording, then listed by file number and name of speaker. Files are in Quicktime format and vary in length. See the database on HINY computer terminal (and in finding aid binder) for a complete list of Voices of 9.11 participants, as well as information on recording location and participants' contributions to here is new york and roles in 9/11 (if any). The database was created by N-YHS using primarily information from a here is new york database.

Electronic records for Voices of 9.11 include stills of participants in video booths and office files. Added material includes technical and other information provided by Ruth Sergel, who administered the Voices program for here is new york.

See Series IV. Subseries I for video documentation of the Voices of 9.11 booth and Pentagon project.

Access to Voices of 9.11 testimonies is on HINY computer terminal at: HINY Collection Series II. Voices of 9.11/Voices Testimonies

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: HD1-14 Voices of 9.11 Testimonies (hard drives)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Access to Voices of 9.11 testimonies is on HINY computer terminal at: HINY Collection Series II. Voices of 9.11/Voices Testimonies

Hard drive housing in HD15

2002-2003
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Added material--Voices program info from Ruth Sergel (documents added to collection in 2007) [Files also on HINY Computer Terminal]
[2002]
Box: Electronic Records Video Booth Stills

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

[FILE ACCESS ON HINY COMPUTER TERMINAL]

2002
Box: Electronic Records Voices of 9.11 Office Files

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

[FILE ACCESS ON HINY COMPUTER TERMINAL]

2002-2003
Box: HD15 Hard Drive Housing
Undated
Box: MINIDV1-3 Voices files--Mini-DV back-ups (except Pentagon)
Undated

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