UCA Archives 9/11 collection of photographs

UCA Archives 9/11 collection of newspapers

The University of Central Arkansas Archives began displaying part of its massive collection of 9/11 documents and materials Monday, Sept. 10. The display of 9/11 materials is free and open to the public.

The exhibit will remain on display until Sept. 22. The UCA Archives is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to the size of the collection, considered to be the largest in the state, only a small percentage of the collection is on display.

Visitors to the exhibit will be able to view newspapers, photographs and federal and state documents regarding 9/11. Due to the generosity of the late Dale Nicholson of KATV Channel 7, the UCA Archives will also be showing a video created and donated by Nicholson that chronicles the horrific attack and immediate aftermath.

The university’s full collection contains letters and official statements from local, state and federal officials, as well as many photographs and newspapers from across the nation. Also included in the collection are letters from children and college students in Arkansas, as well as letters from middle school students in New York that describe how they viewed the tragedy. Of particular interest are essays from St. Bartholomew School students in Queens, New York, press releases by former New York Gov. George Pataki and comments from Arkansas officials.