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Reminiscences of Mary Lee Hannell : oral history, 2001-2005.

Creator: Hannell, Mary Lee, 1960-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 173 p. sound recordings: 2 sound cassettes (90, 88 min.) video recordings: 2 DVDs (97 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Human Resources, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Scope and Contents

Childhood Latham, NY; education: B.A. Drew University; career: work at Bloomingdale's department store, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, transfer to Human Resources; 1993 bombing of World Trade Center [WTC]: description of event, changes made to security/safety systems since 1993; 9/11: arrival to work, impact of plane crash, evacuation from 67th floor of North Tower, witnessing collapse of South Tower, escape to Department of Water; experience of son at school; post-9/11: assessment of mayor Giuliani's response, Port Authority response, WTC clean-up, memorial services, memories changing over time, children's response, reflections on politics.


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2007. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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