Unit 3 – Research Resources

The September 11th Families’ Association

The parent organization of the 9/11 Tribute Center serves as a communication vehicle for families, providing them with updates on information about identifications from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, commemorative events for victims of the attacks of September 11th, news and resources for mental and physical health, and well-being.

Report from Ground Zero, Dennis Smith, 2003

Dennis Smith, former NYC firefighter, interviewed members of the FDNY about their September 11th experiences.

FDNY: An Illustrated History of the Fire Department of New York, The New York City Fire Museum, Odyssey Publications, 2003.

A documentation of fire fighting in New York City from the bucket brigades to the post-9/11 Department through highlights in the Fire Museum’s collection.


Additional Resources

The 9/11 Commission Report

The 9/11 Commission Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

The official website for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site.

9/11 Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

The digital archive of the FBI’s 9/11 investigation, including press release, reports, digital media, indictments, and more.

September 11th Television Archive

This collection contains television news programs recorded live from around September 11, 2001 by the non-profit Television Archive to help patrons research this important part of United States history.

102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers, Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, Times Books

A riveting description of the events inside the towers from the point of attack to the final collapse.

The September 11th Education Program

A curriculum developed by the September 11th Education Trust in partnership with the Taft Institute for Government and Social Studies School Service that encourages students to reflect on the impact and legacy of September 11, 2001.

The Port Authority and the World Trade Center

A timeline of construction of the WTC from the beginning blueprints in 1966 to the 1993 bombing and ultimately its collapse in 2001. Includes current photos of the construction of the site and updated progress reports.

Daily updates of current building at the World Trade Center site

Silverstein Properties offers daily updates of events taking place at the construction site and documents the rebuilding process.