‘Remembering 9/11’ opens at Olin Library, runs through Sept. 30

Exhibition reception to be held 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at Olin Library

“Remembering 9/11,” an exhibition featuring artifacts that reveal 9/11’s impact both then and now on the university and its members, is on view at Olin Library through Sunday, Sept. 30, in Olin Library’s Grand Staircase Lobby and Ginkgo Reading Room on Level 1.

Remembering 9/11
Items on display at the exhibition include this photo of the World Trade Center Candlelight Vigil on campus in September 2001. (Credit: University Archives)

The exhibition features material from University Archives and material collected for Remembering 9/11, a cultural archives project — launched by WUSTL’s American Culture Studies in Arts & Sciences — exploring memories of 9/11 at the university and in the culture as a whole.

The project was launched on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, and is an ongoing effort. Included are interviews, written reflections, speeches, oral histories and original works of art.

University Libraries and American Culture Studies will host a reception for the exhibition at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Olin Library, Room 142.

Wayne Fields, PhD, the Lynne Cooper Harvey Distinguished Professor of English and professor of American culture studies, both in Arts & Sciences, will make opening remarks and introduce the exhibition.

An exhibition viewing will follow in Olin Library’s Grand Staircase Lobby and Ginkgo Reading Room on Level 1.

For more information about the project, including information about how to get involved, visit remembering911.wustl.edu.

The talk and exhibition are sponsored by University Libraries and American Culture Studies.