September 2011 Item of the Month: Ten Years after 9/11

This month marks the tenth anniversary of one of the most difficult times in the history of the United States.  Every American was touched, in one way or another, by the multiple tragedies experienced that fateful fall day.    Christopher Shays, Connecticut Congressman representing the 4th district, became involved with individuals and organizations soon thereafter as a co-founded of the 9-11 Caucus (  and worked with colleagues in 2005 to change rules to “bring Congressional oversight in line with the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations.”  His involvement with multiple 9/11 activities is documented in his papers which are housed in Archives & Special Collections. 

-Betsy Pittman, Curator of Political Collections

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