Guide to the September 11, 2001 USU student documentary collection,
2001-2002

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: American Folklife Center.
Title: September 11, 2001 USU student documentary collection
Dates: 2001-2002 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.83 linear foot
Collection Number: USU_FOLK COLL 26
Summary: Fifty-six oral interviews recorded on audio tape, tape logs, fieldwork data sheets, and in some instances, transcribed oral narratives.
Repository: Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives
Fife Folklore Archives

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

On September 12, 2001, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress extended an invitation to folklorists and others around the nation to document, by way of oral interviews, the tragic and historic events which occurred in the United States on September 11, 2001. The goal was to initiate a nation-wide effort to record the pressing and immediate responses of the general population during this national time of devastation, sorrow, and uncertainty.

Professor Jeannie B. Thomas, a folklore professor at Utah State University, instigated this documentary project in her fall 2001 semester class(es). Some of her students participated in what was a larger (nation-wide) folklore collecting project. This project was formed in an attempt to document everyday people's reactions to the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Dr. Thomas' students interviewed a variety of people with diverse backgrounds about their feelings in response to the tragic events. This collection is a culmination of those interviews (recorded on audio tape), notes, and transcriptions. This is a closed collection.

Content Description

The collection consists of (56) oral interviews recorded on audio tape, tape logs, fieldwork data sheets, and in some instances transcribed oral narratives. The paperwork accompanying the audio tapes is contained in the first of four boxes in the collection, each informant having an individual folder within the box. The audio tapes are held in the remaining three boxes. The register is arranged alphabetically by collector. Below each collector's name the informant's name is found, followed by the numbers for both the interview paperwork and the corresponding audio tape, the date and place each interview occurred, as well as any other pertinent information.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, box number, folder number and item number. The materials do not circulate and are available in USU's Special Collections and Archives.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the September 11, 2001 USU student documentary collection must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

September 11, 2001 USU student documentary collection, 2001-2002. (FOLK COLL 26). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged alphabetically by collector.

Acquisition Information :  

Collection donated by Dr. Jeannie Thomas, Spring 2002.

Processing Note :  

Originally processed by Susan Gross. Register created by Susan Gross, May 2004; updated by Randy Williams, March 2012, January 2013.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Collector: Beverly Bott
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 Tarrell O. Jones
Location of interview: Malad, ID. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 1, CD duplicate: Box 4, No. 10] (Collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001
1 2 Claude J. Burtenshaw
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 1, CD duplicate: Box 4, No. 10] (2 transcribed oral narratives included; collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 3 Monica Blanch
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 1, CD duplicate: Box 4, No. 10] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 4 James T. Thomas (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Washington D.C. (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 2] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
05 Dec. 2001.
1 5 Mykel France
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 2] (2 transcribed oral narratives included; collector and informant release forms.)
05 Dec. 2001.
1 6 Robbie Lavalle Turner (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Temple Hills, MD (via telephone from Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 3] (Collector and informant release forms.)
10 Dec. 2001.

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Collector: Jennifer Brennan
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 7 Donald Brennan (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Washington D.C. (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 4, CD duplicate: Box 4, No. 11] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; 2 transcribed oral narratives included; collector release form only.)
18 Nov. 2001.
1 8 Jodi Petersen
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 5] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector release form only.)
15 Nov. 2001.
1 9 Lee Austin
Location of interview: Logan, UT (KUSU studios). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 6] (Collector release form only.)
18 Nov. 2001.
1 10 Kermit L. Hall (Utah State University President)
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 7] (Collector release form only.)
26 Nov. 2001.
1 11 Arthur J. Rosati (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Woodbridge, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 8] (Collector and informant release forms.)
28 Nov. 2001.
1 12 W. Reed Wagstaff
[AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 9] (Collector and informant release forms.)
29 Nov. 2001.
1 13 Harry Ames
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 10] (Collector and informant release forms.)
29 Nov. 2001.
1 14 Chris Freeman (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Woodbridge, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 11] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
02 Dec. 2001.
1 15 Scott Cook (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Alexandria, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 12] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector release form only.)
02 Dec. 2001.
1 16 Michael Nesbitt (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Woodbridge, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 13] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 17 Parran M. Offer, Jr. (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Washington D.C. (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 14] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 18 George Frederick Gamble (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Silver Spring, MD (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 15] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 19 Donald E. Behe, Jr. (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Alexandria, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 16] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 20 William C. Lagasse (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Fredericksburg, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 17] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector release form only.)
06 Dec. 2001.
1 21 Norman L. Smith II (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Hopewell, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 2, No. 18] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
06 Dec. 2001.
1 22 William R. Stout (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Falls Church, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 1] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
06 Dec. 2001.
1 23 Fred Hodges (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Woodbridge, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 2] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector release form only.)
06 Dec. 2001.
1 24 Chadwick Brooks (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Stephens City, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 3] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector and informant release forms.)
09 Dec. 2001.
1 25 Lengle (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: No data sheets or any information beyond the tape. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 4] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Collector release form only.)
undated.
1 26 Charles E. Cooke (Pentagon employee ?)
Location of interview: Upper Marlboro, MD (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 5 - MISSING] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Tape missing; copy of poem written by Charles E. Cook included. Collector and informant release forms.)
10 April 2002.
1 27 Roosevelt Roberts, Jr. (Pentagon employee ?)
Location of interview: Waldorf, MD (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 6 - MISSING] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Tape missing; collector and informant release forms.)
10 April 2002.
1 28 Frances Ochoa (Pentagon employee ?)
Location of interview: Forestville, MD (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 7 - MISSING] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Tape missing; collector and informant release forms.)
11 April 2002.
1 29 John D. Wayman, Jr. (Pentagon employee)
Location of interview: Woodbridge, VA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 8 - MISSING] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Tape missing; collector and informant release forms.)
16 April 2002.
1 30 Nicholas A. Maiorca
Location of interview: Pittsburgh, PA (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 9 - MISSING] (Tape log; fieldwork data sheets; Tape missing; collector and informant release forms.)
16 April 2002.

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Collector: Aaron L. Clegg
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 31 Stephen P. Schank
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 10, CD duplicate: box 4, no 12] (2 transcribed oral narratives included. No release forms.)
28 Nov. 2001.
1 32 Michael Ballam
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 11] (4 transcribed oral narratives included. No release forms.)
06 Dec. 2001.

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Collector: Julie Dethrow
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 33 Introduction to Julie Dethrow's fieldwork collection
Cover Essay. Autobiographical Sketch. Informant List.
1 34 Don Dethrow
Location of interview: North Ogden, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 12] (1 transcribed oral narrative included. No release forms.)
18 Nov. 2001.
1 35 Carolyn Joye Dethrow
Location of interview: North Ogden, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 13] (1 transcribed oral narrative included. No release forms)
18 Nov. 2001.
1 36 Julie Dethrow
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 14] (1 transcribed oral narrative included. No release forms.)
02 Dec. 2001.
1 37 Jenette Purdy
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 15] (1 transcribed oral narrative included. No release forms.)
05 Dec. 2001.
1 38 Paul Skeen
Location of interview: South Ogden, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 16] (1 transcribed oral narrative included. No release forms.)
21 Nov. 2001.
1 39 Kellie Winward
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 3, No. 17] (1 transcribed oral narrative included. No release forms.)
05 Dec. 2001.

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Collector: Jamie Hatch
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 40 LoaLee Hatch
Location of interview: Smithfield, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 1] (2 transcribed oral narratives included; collector and informant release forms.)
28 Oct. 2001.
1 41 Randy Brower
Location of interview: North Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 1] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
29 Oct. 2001.
1 42 Stacy Murdock
Location of interview: Smithfield, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 1] (2 transcribed oral narratives included; collector and informant release forms.)
05 Nov. 2001.
1 43 Dane Robertson
Location of interview: Orem, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 2] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
22 Nov. 2001.
1 44 Jill Robertson
Location of interview: Riverton, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 3] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
23 Nov. 2001.
1 45 Keisa Jessop
Location of interview: Smithfield, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 3] (Collector and informant release forms.)
26 Nov. 2001.

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Collector: Robert E. Koger III
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 46 Tanda Kay Packer
Location of interview: Merrimack, NH (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 4] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector release forms only.)
04 Dec. 2001.
1 47 Jim Matheson (Congressman for state of Utah)
Location of interview: Washington D.C. (via telephone from Logan, UT). [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 5] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector release forms only.)
16 Nov. 2001.
1 48 Doug Thompson (Logan, Utah Mayor)
Location of interview: Logan, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 6] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector release forms only.)
14 Nov. 2001.

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Collector: Cody McDermott
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 49 Meridee McDermott
Location of interview: Tremonton, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 7] (4 transcribed oral narratives included; collector and informant release forms.)
26 Nov. 2001.
1 50 Mike McDermott
Location of interview: Tremonton, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 8] (4 transcribed oral narratives included; collector and informant release forms.)
26 Nov. 2001.

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Collector: Michelle Rounds
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 51 Arlyn E. Rounds
Location of interview: Nibley, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
22 Nov. 2001.
1 52 Maria Walker
Location of interview: Farmington, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
22 Nov. 2001.
1 53 Michelle Rounds
Location of interview: Nibley, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
23 Nov. 2001.
1 54 Gayla Rounds
Location of interview: Nibley, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
23 Nov. 2001.
1 55 Russell Bundy
Location of interview: Nibley, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
26 Nov. 2001.
1 56 Michael Elder
Location of interview: Nibley, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
26 Nov. 2001.
1 57 Krystal Bundy
Location of interview: Nibley, UT. [AUDIO TAPE: box 4, No. 9] (1 transcribed oral narrative included; collector and informant release forms.)
26 Nov. 2001.

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001--Personal narratives, American.

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