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Historian to Speak on Archiving 9/11 Materials

Contact: Heidi Weber (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 8, 2003)-Craig Williams, history curator for the New York State Museum, will present, “Archiving 9/11” on Sept. 17, noon-1:30 p.m., at the University at Albany in the University Library's Cobb Room on the uptown campus.

Williams has assisted in organizing an immense amount of materials related to the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy that changed the course of American life. He has also worked in the mounting of the exhibition, The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response that is currently displayed at the New York State Museum. The exhibit tells the story of the World Trade Center, the rescue efforts after the attacks, the evidence recovery operation at the Staten Island landfill and the public response to the Sept. 11 events.

Williams will speak about the process of collecting, organizing and arranging materials for the State Museum as well as the process of determining content for permanent and evolving public displays in the Museum. His talk will include visual materials that are included in the exhibition. Attendees will be encouraged to visit the exhibition for a special tour led by Williams.

“Archiving 9/11” will be the first in the fall series of “Community Conversations,” discussions sponsored by the University’s Friends of the Libraries. The Friends of the Libraries sponsor daylong outings to cultural events and historic places as well as hosting “Community Conversations” for the extended university community. The talks are free and open to the public. The trips, modestly priced, include seating on a chartered bus plus a luncheon.

Membership in the Friends of the Libraries is open to all who share an enthusiasm for books and a commitment to building for the future of the University Libraries at the University at Albany. For more information about the Friends of the Libraries, visit http://library.Albany.edu/friends.


Established in 1844 and designated a center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,000 diverse students in eight degree-granting schools and colleges. The University is engaged in a $500 million fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in its history, with the goal of placing it among the nation's top 30 public research universities by the end of the decade. For more information about this nationally ranked University, visit www.albany.edu


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