Remembering 9/11

Posted on September 9th, 2021 by

What are your memories of 9/11? Or if you weren’t aware of it or not born yet, what does it mean to you today?  There’s always more to learn about the history and circumstances leading up to 9/11, the stories of those who experienced it, and its impact on our lives today.

Here are just a few of the many resources to help us reflect on and learn about 9/11:

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Image Courtesy of the Gustavus Adolphus College Archives

Reaction to 9/11 at Gustavus

“Gustavus Stands Strong: Candlelight Vigil, Teach-in Unite Community”
The Gustavian Weekly, September 21, 2001
Amelia Greiner, Weekly Staff Writer

“The Gustavus bubble has finally burst. The events of Tuesday, Sept. 11 continue to hit many across Gustavus like aftershocks. As the day of the terrorist attacks progressed, students began to realize that even at such a distance, how connected, perhaps tethered, they are to the rest of the country and the world…”

To read the entire article, visit The Gustavus Weekly archive and type “Gustavus stands strong” into the search box.

Book cover art

The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11. Oversize HV6432.7 .G66 2002

9/11 Display @ the Library

Visit the display of non-fiction and creative works related to 9/11. Below is a list of some of the display items – and they are available to borrow!


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Access World News Special Reports

Special Report: Remembering 9/11 (Access World News)

This report is “a collection of news articles gathered to commemorate the events and aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.”   Articles are grouped into the following topics and more:

  • Anniversaries of 9/11
  • Current issues related to 9/11
  • National September 11 Memorial Museum
  • Events of 9/11/21
  • Attacks on NYC, Washington, DC, and Shanksville PA
  • Early US response to 9/11
  • Reaction around the world
  • Eyewitness account


September 11 documentary project

Library of Congress

September 11, 2001 Documentary Project, Library of Congress

“The September 11, 2001 Documentary Project captures the 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” (Library of Congress).

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