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WTC Steel #13

view WTC Steel #13 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #13
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Photography
World Trade Center Steel
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.12
Catalog number:
2013.0328.12
Accession number:
2013.0328
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

WTC Steel #14

view WTC Steel #14 digital asset: Photograph by Robert Rathe from 'Pieces that Remain' series, 2002, WTC Steel #14
Maker:
Rathe, Robert
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17 in x 22 in; 43.18 cm x 55.88 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
2002
Description (Brief):
Robert Rathe is a contemporary photographer based in Virginia. During the fall of 2002, he had the opportunity to photograph pieces of steel that had once been part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. The steel had been brought to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for their investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7. These abstract photographs represent the artist’s attempt to comprehend how steel that had once been strong enough to support the tallest structures in New York were now twisted, charred and broken.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Photography
World Trade Center Steel
September 11
ID Number:
2013.0328.13
Catalog number:
2013.0328.13
Accession number:
2013.0328
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
World Trade Center Steel
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

World Trade Center dust: its potential to interact with artifacts and works of art

view World Trade Center dust: its potential to interact with artifacts and works of art digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/100/Ballou1997.pdf
Author:
Ballard, Mary W.
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Topic:
Museum conservation methods
Museum techniques
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

World Trade Center Series, New York City

view World Trade Center Series, New York City digital asset number 1
Artist:
Kevin Bubriski, born North Adams, MA 1954
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 18 x 18 in. (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
2001
Topic:
Figure female
Cityscape\New York\New York
Figure(s) in exterior\urban
History\United States\September 11
Disaster\terrorism
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
2003.44.1
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2001, Kevin Bubriski
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

World Trade Center Series, New York City

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Artist:
Kevin Bubriski, born North Adams, MA 1954
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 17 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. (45.4 x 45.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
2001
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Figure group\male
Occupation\writer
History\United States\September 11
Disaster\terrorism
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Object number:
2003.65.2
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2001, Kevin Bubriski
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

World Trade Center Series, New York City

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Artist:
Kevin Bubriski, born North Adams, MA 1954
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 17 7/8 x 17 3/4 in. (45.4 x 45.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
2001
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
History\United States\September 11
Figure group\male and female
Disaster\terrorism
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation
Object number:
2003.65.4
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2001, Kevin Bubriski
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Register report dated September 11, 2001

view Register report dated September 11, 2001 digital asset number 1
Medium:
paper; ink
Dimensions:
17.8 x 7.6 cm (7 x 3 in.)
Type:
Archival Material
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Description:
This interim register report was collected from a postal service window at the Church Street Station Post Office, New York, New York. The report recorded the date, time and amount of transactions conducted at the window. The Church Street Station Post Office was open for business on the morning of September 11, 2001, but the last transaction for the day was recorded at 8:47 a.m. Employees and customers were ordered to leave the building following the attacks on the nearby World Trade Center.
The Church Street Station, located at the corner of Church and Vesey streets, faced World Trade Center building 7 to the west and buildings 5 and 6 to the south-southwest. The Church Street Post Office sustained damage from the force of the explosions, the debris of the fallen buildings, and from water used by firefighters working from the post office building to extinguish fires in the nearby World Trade Center. With the Church Street building closed, other post offices took on additional operations until the building was restored and reopened in 2004.
Associated Event:
9/11/2001: Destruction of World Trade Center, New York City
Object number:
2002.2002.8
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Oral history interview with Mindy Weisel, 2001 September 2-November 1

Interviewee:
Weisel, Mindy, 1947-
Interviewer:
Berman, Anne Louise, 1975-
Type:
Oral History Program
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2 sound discs (1 hr.; 28 min.): digital. 2 5/8 in.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr.; 28 min.
Summary:
An interview of Mindy Weisel conducted 2001 September 21-November 1, by Anne Louise Bayly, for the Archives of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
Weisel speaks of her parents and their surviving the Holocaust; her mother showing her beauty as a child; being the daughter of survivors; wanting to draw as a child; studying art in college; her marriage and motherhood; balancing the role of wife, mother and artist; September 11th; her Ella Fitzgerald series; her time at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; process of working; creating Lily Let's Dance and It's Ok Kid; writing her books "Daughters of Absence", "Touching Quite", "The Rainbow Diet"; art and survival.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Mindy Weisel, 2001 September 2-November 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Mindy Weisel (1947-) is a painter from Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Guide:
Women
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Children of Holocaust survivors
Holocaust survivors
Interviews
Painters
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)235065
AAA_collcode_weisel01
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Oral History Program
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Ten Years Later: The Smithsonian Remembers September 11

view Ten Years Later: The Smithsonian Remembers September 11 digital asset number 1
Creator:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-09-01T17:14:55.000Z
Video Title:
Ten Years Later: The Smithsonian Remembers September 11
Description:
Remarks by Marc Pachter, the museum's interim director, and curator Cedric Yeh about the Smithsonian's September 11 collections and the special display on view for only 9 days, September 3 through September 11, 2011. Learn more about "September 11: Remembrance and Reflection": http://americanhistory.si.edu/news/pressrelease.cfm?key=29&newskey=1397
Views:
1,644
Video Duration:
8 min 11 sec
Topic:
American History
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Remembering September 11, 2001: Letter Carrier Emma Thornton

view Remembering September 11, 2001: Letter Carrier Emma Thornton digital asset number 1
Creator:
National Postal Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-09-08T19:58:50.000Z
Video Title:
Remembering September 11, 2001: Letter Carrier Emma Thornton
Description:
Emma Thornton's route covered floors 77 through 110 of Tower 1. It was the first to be struck that day. 10048 and 10047 were the ZIP codes for the World Trade Center buildings. Neither code exists today. On the morning of September 11, the employees of Church Street Station Post Office were busy at work inside the building, across the street from the World Trade Center. Thornton was preparing her mail for delivery. She stepped outside for a break. In this video, Thornton explains what happened that day. In the days after September 11, Church Street Station Post Office employees were re-located to other postal facilities nearby. Customers came to the post office to collect their mail. It was an opportunity for relief and reunion. This oral history was recorded and edited by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum. Learn more about the impact of 9/11 at http://www.postalmuseumblog.si.edu/september11
Views:
1,704
Video Duration:
4 min 56 sec
Topic:
Postal service;Letter mail handling;Stamp collecting
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
SmithsonianNPM
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNPM
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

September 11: FAA Closure of US Airspace

view September 11: FAA Closure of US Airspace digital asset number 1
Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-09-11T13:48:09.000Z
Video Title:
September 11: FAA Closure of US Airspace
Description:
This animation was created by NASA using FAA air traffic control data from September 11, 2001. It shows the rapid grounding of air traffic across the US, and redirection of incoming international traffic, in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Time is at lower left, number of planes in the air lower right. At 9:06am, FAA issued a ground stop to all traffic not yet departed that would encounter NY airspace ["tier one"- NY, DC, Boston, Cleveland] . A series of rapid decisions followed, including redirecting inbound traffic away from NY and warning airplanes in the air of potential cockpit intrusion. At 9:45am, FAA Command Center decided to close all US airspace for the first time in history. Within a few hours, all commercial air traffic was grounded. This animation is displayed in the National Air and Space Museum's "America by Air" exhibition.
Views:
456,840
Video Duration:
23 sec
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Register receipt tape dated September 11, 2001

view Register receipt tape dated September 11, 2001 digital asset number 1
Medium:
paper (carbon); ink
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth (when rolled): 2 x 3 x 2 in. (5.08 x 7.62 x 5.08 cm)
Type:
Archival Material
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Description:
This full, yellow, carbon-copy register receipt tape was collected from a postal service window at the Church Street Station Post Office, New York City. The report recorded the date, time, and number of transactions conducted at the window. The Church Street Station Post Office was open for business on the morning of September 11, 2001. The start time noted on this tape was 7:21a.m., and the last transaction for the day was recorded at 8:47 a.m. Employees and customers were ordered to leave the building following the attacks on the nearby World Trade Center.
The Church Street Station, located at the corner of Church and Vesey streets, faced World Trade Center building 7 to the west and buildings 5 and 6 to the south-southwest. The Church Street Post Office sustained damage from the force of the explosions, the debris of the fallen buildings, and from water used by firefighters working from the post office building to extinguish fires in the nearby World Trade Center. With the Church Street building closed, other post offices took on additional operations until the building was restored and reopened in 2004.
Associated Event:
9/11/2001: Destruction of World Trade Center, New York City
Object number:
2002.2002.9
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum

Street collection box damaged September 11, 2001

view Street collection box damaged September 11, 2001 digital asset number 1
Medium:
metal; paint; paper; adhesive
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 49 1/2 x 20 x 22 in. (125.73 x 50.8 x 55.88 cm) Height x Width x Depth (Crate dimensions): 69 x 31 x 30 in. (175.26 x 78.74 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
Mail Processing Equipment
Place:
New York
Date:
September 11, 2001
Description:
This street collection mailbox was located at 90 Church Street, New York City, in front of the Church Street Station Post Office and across the street from World Trade Center Building 5. It suffered minimal damage resulting from the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The box was scratched, dented, and filled with dust, but the body of the box remained intact.
Collection times at this mailbox were scheduled for 6:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. on weekdays; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The location ID number was 1000700014.
Associated Event:
9/11/2001: Destruction of World Trade Center, New York City
Object number:
2002.2002.12
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
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Nansemond Homecoming September 11, 1988 [sound recording]

view Nansemond Homecoming September 11, 1988 [sound recording] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Rountree, Helen C. 1944-
Physical description:
1 sound cassette; 120 min
Culture:
Nansemond
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Manuscript music
Place:
Nansemond County (Va.)
Date:
1988
September 11, 1988
Cite as:
Helen C. Rountree Papers, Sound Recordings, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Homecoming
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
Rountree Sound Recording 14
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Helen C. Rountree Sound Recordings 1967-1990
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Oral history interview with Chris Burden, 2012 September 11-21

Interviewee:
Burden, Chris, 1946-
Interviewer:
Drohojowska, Hunter, 1952-
Type:
Oral History Program
Place of publication, production, or execution:
California
Physical Description:
Transcript: 252 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 10 hrs., 10 min.
Access Note / Rights:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Summary:
An interview of Chris Burden conducted 2012 September 11-21, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at Burden's home and studio, in Topanga, California.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Chris Burden, 2012 September 11-21. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Interviewee Chris Burden (1946- ) is a sculptor in Topanga, California. Interviewer Hunter Drohojowska-Philp (1952- ) is writer in Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Sculptors
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16115
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362337
AAA_collcode_burden12
See more:
Oral History Program
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham, 1981 September 11

Interviewee:
Burnham, Jr., Wilbur Herbert, 1913-1984
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Type:
Oral History Program
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 46 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Summary:
An interview of Wilbur Herbert Burnham conducted 1981 September 11, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Burnham speaks of training under his father; education at Yale Art School in drawing and painting; principal jobs; and characterizations of clients, architects, teachers, and fellow stained glass designers.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Wilbur Herbert Burnham, 1981 September 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Wilbur Herbert Burnham (1913-1984) was a stained glass artist from Wakefield, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Guide:
Craft
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Decorative arts
Glass painting and staining
Interviews
Sound recordings
Stained glass artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12230
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212568
AAA_collcode_burnha81
See more:
Oral History Program
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

World Trade Center Series, New York City

view World Trade Center Series, New York City digital asset number 1
Artist:
Kevin Bubriski, born North Adams, MA 1954
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 18 x 17 7/8 in. (45.7 x 45.4 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
2001
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York
Figure(s) in exterior\urban
Figure group\male
Dress\accessory\mask
History\United States\September 11
Disaster\terrorism
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
2003.44.2
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2001, Kevin Bubriski
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Three Studies of September 11: Bearing Witness to History. An exhibition at the NMAH

view Three Studies of September 11: Bearing Witness to History. An exhibition at the NMAH digital asset: https://repository.si.edu/bitstream/handle/10088/26458/opanda_Sept11Report.pdf
Author:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Policy,and Analysis
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2003
Citation:
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Policy and Analysis
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries

[Antonia and filhas of Sabina at offering ceremony to Iemanjá], 1938 September 11

view [Antonia and filhas of Sabina at offering ceremony to Iemanjá], 1938 September 11 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 4 x 3 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Summary:
Offering ceremony of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on versos: "3. Antonia & oer filhas of Sabina; at mãe dagua. Sept. 11. B4 her house. -- Bahia."
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0172, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Candomblé (Religion)
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Women priests
Rites and ceremonies
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0172
See more items in:
Field photographs from Bahia, Brazil 1938 - 1939
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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[Filhas of Sabina, with João Cavalcanti walking into picture], 1938 September 11

view [Filhas of Sabina, with João Cavalcanti walking into picture], 1938 September 11 digital asset number 1
Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Subject:
Sabina Mãe
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 3 x 4 centimeters
Culture:
Brazilians
Afro-Brazilians
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Brazil
Salvador (Brazil)
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Date:
1938
1938 September 11
Summary:
Filhas of Sabina, Caboclo Candomblé high priestess, in front of her house for offering ceremony to mãe d'agua, Iemanjá. Photograph from anthropologist Ruth Landes' 1938-1939 field research on Afro-Brazilians and Candomblé in Brazil in the city of Bahia (now known as Salvador). Handwritten by Landes on verso: "11. Filhas of Sabina, João Cavalcanti walking in2 pictr. -- mãe presente; strtng b4 her house."
Cite as:
landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0046, Brazil: Bahian blacks and candomblé [2 of 3], Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Women priests
Candomblé (Religion)
Rites and ceremonies
Iemanjá (Cultus)
Orishas
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_brazil_91-4_0046
See more items in:
Field photographs from Bahia, Brazil 1938 - 1939
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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