Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.9.42
Dimensions: 11 in X 8.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 21.59 cm
Credit Line: The Michael Ragsdale 9/11 Aftermath Paper Ephemera Collection
Emergency Notice sign for Columbia University dated September 11, 2001. The sign states that the University remains open, but all classes are cancelled for the day. It also provides email and phone number hotline resources for information. The Command Center for the University is listed as in Alumni Auditorium Lobby and Prayer available in the Bard Hall Lounge and Chapel.
Normalcy was dramatically interrupted by the unfolding terrorist attacks. By late afternoon on September 11, 2001, the urge to mourn alongside others brought people together throughout New York City and across the country. In the days that followed, people gathered to hold vigils on college campuses, in parks and town halls, in places of worship, and elsewhere. For weeks after, events were organized to bring people together in a spirit of community support and healing.