Explore these sites that are also creating collective memory on the Web

The September 11 Digital Archive
Organized by the American Social History Project at the City University of New York Graduate Center and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, this project uses electronic media to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them."

Pixelpress: In Remembrance
This site consists of work submitted as responses to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It is intended as a permanent memorial. The images, words, video, and sounds submitted from all over the world represent not only what we have lost, but also begin to confront the changed world in which we are all going to have to live. The site continues to grow.

THIRD GENERATION: Family Photographs and Memories of Nazi Germany
This web project by Beckham Dossett, Jael Lehmann, Rachel Schreiber, and Andrea Slane is crafted from the photo albums of three artists' respective grandparents. Each artist writes about images from each album, unaware of what the others have written.

Time Slips
This is an intergenerational storytelling project with people with Alzheimer's.

This site by Susan Meiselas and The Picture Project provides the opportunity to build a collective memory with a people who have no national archive. You can explore a time line of photographs and stories about Kurdistan's history and culture, identify unknown photographs, or add your story to the ongoing history of this dispersed community.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum
The mission of the Tenement Museum is "to promote tolerance and historical perspective through the presentation and interpretation of the variety of immigrant and migrant experiences on Manhattan's Lower East Side, a gateway to America." The site includes immigrant stories along with other virtual exhibitions.

Museum of Remembrances
"Museum of Remembrances" exhibits anonymous photographs, which can be found in garrets and flea markets. The site allows you to add your remembrances, inscriptions, or remarks about the photographs. In English and German.

American Memory
Here you can gain access to numerous collections and archival materials relating to American Culture from the US Library of Congress.

Nagasaki Remembered
This web site honors the 50th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Home Is Not What You Imagine It To Be
Some M/Other Stories, an artist project by Carol Flax

Artists Carol Flax and Ann Fessler are also collecting stories. They are interested in the experience of adoptees and issues of family and identity.

Ellis Island and The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
Through oral histories and historical overviews, you can explore the immigrant experience at Ellis Island and visit their resources for family heritage.

The genealogy home page
This is a complete guide to genealogy resources.

Northeast Historic Film
Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is a nonprofit independent moving-image archive, collecting and preserving motion picture film and videotape relating to northern New England with somewhere in the vicinity of 200 home movie collections available for research.

World Wide Cemetery
It was bound to come to the web. This is a site where Internet users can erect monuments to their families and friends.

We welcome any suggestions you may have for additional resources which includes all printed material as well as links to other web sites. Please email us at

| Gallery | Submit Photos | | Create Essay | Email |