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The 9/11 Living Memorial Digital Archive is an online collection and exhibition archived and curated by graduate students in the MLS Program at Southern Connecticut State University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for ILS 652 Digital Archives, taught by Professor Nancy Florio. The collections and exhibits include memorabilia, provided under an agreement with VOICES of September 11th, commemorating the lives of those who were lost in the attacks on 9/11. Additional collections and exhibits on 9/11 themes are derived from a range of sources, described within those exhibits.

VOICES of September 11th is an advocacy and service organization that was originally founded to offer assistance to people affected by the terrorist attacks in New York City, Shanksville PA, and Washington DC, as they dealt with the myriad issues that arose after losing a loved one, working with the rescue and recovery effort, or just coming to terms with a changed world. It has now evolved into a powerful force that encourages reforms in security and disaster response, and offers guidance to other organizations in how to address the needs of communities facing traumatic events. VOICES of September 11th has created an online collection of memorabilia and artifacts gathered through close to a thousand interviews with 9/11 survivors and other institutions, commemorating those who were injured or lost their lives. This collection, The 9/11 Living Memorial Project, will form part of the permanent memorial at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site.