public record of 9/11

NY state officials decide which 9/11 records will be preserved

Fight to save story of 9/11 goes on
State officials try to resolve what WTC records and items can and should be preserved

By PAUL GRONDAHL, Staff writer
First published: Saturday, April 7, 2007

ALBANY -- More than five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, archivists are still grappling with how and what to preserve of public records pertaining to the attacks and recovery efforts.

Officials with the State Archives and State Museum participated in a recent conference in New York City headlined by U.S. Archivist Allen Weinstein.

"Almost every state government agency was involved in some way with the response and recovery following the attacks," said State Archivist Christine Ward, who attended the conference.

While the State Archives has systems in place for preserving routine records of each state agency at automatic intervals, some files pertaining to their work after 9/11 don't fall into that category.