Examining the 9/11 Collection records

In an old classroom decorated with salvaged signs of Chinatown businesses that no longer exist, students also had the opportunity to put on archival gloves and peruse through the Chinatown 9/11 Collection. This moving collection contains Chinatown residents’ diaries, interview transcripts as well as photographs about their 9/11 experiences and the impacts of that sad event in their lives. A quick tour of the different kinds of historical documents and objects stored in the Center’s holding rooms further piqued students’ curiosities about the stories that have yet been told.