University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs, 2001



Descriptive Summary

Title: Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs,
Dates: 2001
Abstract: The Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs consist of approximately 190 35mm color film negatives of the area around the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York.
Accession No.: AR 2012-119
Extent: approx. 190 film negatives
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

In the early morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda intentionally crashed two hijacked commercial jets into the two towers of the World Trade Center. Within two hours of the collision, both towers collapsed. Over 3,000 people were killed in both the collision and subsequent building collapse. In the days following the attacks, the World Trade Center site became known as “Ground Zero,” with many people leaving memorials to the victims of the attacks in the area surrounding the site.


Scope and Contents

The Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs consist of approximately 190 35mm color film negatives of the area around the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. The images show a candlelight vigil, memorials to victims, bystanders holding American flags, buildings surrounding the destroyed World Trade Center, and firemen. The images’ photographer is unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These photographs may be subject to copyright restrictions. Contact repository for more information.


Index Terms

Subjects
Memorials New York (State)--Photographs.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Photographs.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Social aspects--Photographs.
Places
New York (N.Y.)--Photographs.
World Trade Center Site (New York, N.Y.)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs, 2001, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy Bowman, April 2013.

Archivist’s note:

See collection holding record for more information about this accession.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3S241 Ground Zero, New York, September 2001