Friday , 18 August 2017

Don’t Trash Your Stash: Where to Send Photos and Memorabilia of the Twin Towers


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In honor of the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I wanted post information about where to send memorabilia of the Twin Towers. This came up when I was working with a client a couple years ago who was purging from her photograph collection and we came across several photos of the Twin Towers from years past. My client didn’t want them, but hesitant to throw away something so historical, I thought I would try to find a place that would like to keep them.

As it turns out, there is a 9/11 Memorial Museum that does accept donations of general TwinTowers memorabilia, which includes photographs, as well as other types of memorabilia. The museum is also getting ready to open a memorial of all the victims and is accepting any personal memorabilia of the victims, such as journals, letters, video footage, audio footage and even personal effects from the victims.

A quick phone call verified that the photos can be hard copies snail-mailed or digital copies emailed to them. They may or may not decide to use the items, but it gives the items one more chance to stay out of the landfill.

They did say that they would like to have the contact information of the donor sent along with the items so they may send a letter back. I was also told that they do receive quite a number of donation inquiries, so it may take a bit of time to send a reply.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum website is www.911memorial.org. Digital files can be emailed for review to collections@911memorial.org. Any additional questions can be answered by sending an email or by calling 212-312-8800 or 877-671-1636.

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