Description Recovered Oracle business card for Todd M. Beamer. The business card identifies Todd Beamer as an Account Manager at Oracle. The card is wrinkled, worn, and the lower right corner is missing.
Historical Notes Born in Flint, Michigan, Todd Beamer lived in Cranbury, New Jersey. He and his wife, Lisa, were expecting their third child. The couple was just back from a trip to Italy—a bonus Todd had earned for his work as an Oracle Corporation account manager. On September 11, Todd boarded Flight 93 for California on business. Calling from the plane, he spoke of trying to overtake its hijackers. He was 32 years old.
Curator's Comment Business cards were ubiquitous survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Among those in the Museum’s collection, most were found in recovered wallets and pocketbooks, or retrieved from the paper debris that fell from the towers. Their variety is indicative of the multiplicity of companies and activities anchored at the World Trade Center.
Victims’ relatives and employees of businesses formerly located at the World Trade Center have also donated pristine business cards found at home or in jacket pockets after September 11, 2001. Such cards were often retained as souvenirs of the destroyed landmark or as evidence that placed loved ones at the World Trade Center. Business cards tied to passengers aboard the hijacked aircrafts were also found at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon crash site, and this particular business card was found in the impact area of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. HIDE