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State University of New York at Buffalo Response to September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks

 Collection — Box-folder: 1
Identifier: 3-4-874

Scope and Contents

Includes newspapers, photocopies of articles, and memorabilia.


  • 2001-2002


Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

State University of New York at Buffalo Response to September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks, 2001-2002 are open for research.

University records are public records and once fully processed are generally open to research use. Access to student and personnel records is restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. See reference staff for details. No restrictions on access apply to published records. The restriction of university records is subject to compliance with applicable laws, including the Freedom of Information Act. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the archives' usual procedures unless otherwise specified.


Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as nine-eleven) was a series of airplane suicide attacks to the World Trade Center (New York City, New York) and the Pentagon (Arlington, Virginia) in the early morning hours of September 11, 2001. Nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes from Boston, Newark, and Washington D.C. and caused 2,998 deaths and 6,291 injuries of 90 different countries in the attacks.

At 8:46 a.m. the airplanes from Logan International Airport in Boston, American Airplane Flight 11 was crushed into the World Trade Center's North Tower, and another plane from Boston, United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower at 9:38. 2,606 people died and 24 missing in the buildings and 87 American Airplane and 59 United Airlines passengers killed in the incident.

American Airlines Fight 77 from Washington Dulles International in Washington D.C., was hijacked by 5 people within 35 minutes after the departure. The airplane was crushed the western façade of the Pentagon at 9:35 a.m. and 58 passengers and 6 crews and 125 people in the building were killed instantly.

United Airlines Flight 93 initially took off from Newark International Airport in Newark, hijacked and crashed a field near Sharksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03. The black box revealed that passengers and crews attempted to control the plane after they learned two previous attacks and tried to take over the flight control. 44 people including 7 crews and 5 hijackers were killed by the crush.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)


Campus news coverage and other artifacts documenting the reaction of the State University of New York at Buffalo to the terrorist attacks which took place on Sept. 11, 2001, and the one year remembrance.


This collection is in the original order.

Acquisition Information

These materials were assembled together by the University Archivist, to document the University's response, accession 03-302.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by John Edens, January 2004.


Finding Aid for the State University of New York at Buffalo Response to September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks
Finding aid prepared by John Edens.
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

420 Capen Hall
Buffalo New York 14260-1674 US
716-645-3714 (Fax)