A leading 9/11 collector must now sell one of his historic 9/11 Aftermath paper histories Because of the current troubled U.S. economic situation, Michael Ragsdale has opted to part with one of his historic collections. This is a one-of-a-kind 9/11 collection.
News-Antique.com - May 18,2009 - Because of the current troubled U.S. economic situation, Michael Ragsdale has opted to part with one of his historic collections.
Beginning on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 until December 2002, he collected every piece of paper he could find throughout the New York City area which had anything to do with 9/11 -- except for missing person posters and photographs of the World Trade Center destruction. He also avoided acquiring any very personal pieces. This archive numbers over 2,000 items - fliers, posters, pamphlets, lesser-known magazines, brochures, cards, public notices, press releases, and other paper ephemera - all of which covers the full range of the tri-state area's post 9/11 experience.
It is considered one of the most comprehensive and important ephemera collections documenting what occurred in New York City after the attacks on and collapse of the Twin Towers. The significance of the collection has been recognized by, among others, the U.S. Library of Congress which has included over 900 documents from the collection in its September 11 Digital Archive. To see those and other images online go to: