New Gallery Space Hosts 9/11 Exhibit

On display in the new gallery space of the Volpe Rotunda in the CSI Library was a photographic exhibition that commemorates the 9/11 recovery site at the Fresh Kills Landfill.

Building on its mission to document recent history on Staten Island, the CSI Library Archives & Special Collections embarked on a public information and archival documentation project to preserve historical resources that will aid future researchers to understand the immediate response of Staten Islanders to September 11, 2001.

As part of this on-going effort to document the story of Staten Islanders on 9/11, the CSI Library Archives & Special Collections holds a digital collection of photographs taken by Mark Schaming, Director of Exhibitions and Education at the New York State Museum, during his time at the Fresh Kills recovery site from 2001 to 2002. Schaming was granted access to the site in order to recover artifacts for the New York State Museum.

The exhibition was on display from September 12 through October 11, 2011.

For more information please contact:

Prof. Rachel Jirka
Assistant to the Archivist
(718) 982-4131