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September 11: Ten Years Later

Today as we pause to remember the events of September 11, 2001, many of you may be wondering where to turn besides the news to read more about that day and the impact it has had on our country. The Library of Congress has several collections about 9/11, including the September 11, 2011 Documentary Project, which “captures the heartfelt reactions, eyewitness accounts, and diverse opinions of Americans and others in the months that followed the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93.” The Library of Congress has also partnered with the American Social History Project at the City University of New York Graduate Center and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University to preserve a digital record of 9/11 through the September 11 Digital Archive.

The Government Printing Office has also released the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Collection including materials such as the 9/11 Commission Report and Pentagon 9/11, a book detailing the attack on the Pentagon. If you are interested in learning more about the legal response to September 11th, the THOMAS website has compiled a list of legislation from the 107th Congress related to terrorism. In addition, this week the Government Accountability Office released the report: Department of Homeland Security: Progress Made and Work Remaining in Implementing Homeland Security Missions 10 Years after 9/11. This report also contains a listing of related GAO Reports.

In the last ten years, much has been written about the events and impact of September 11th. If you are interested in finding books and government documents available in the library on this topic, you can search the library catalog using subjects such as “September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001,” “War on Terrorism,” and “Terrorism – Government Policy – United States.”

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