Michael Ragsdale

Marty Weil

PO 780234
Maspeth, NY 11378
Phone: 646-708-3604

Email: mr390@mindspring.com

Presentations and Subjects:

In the Aftermath of 9/11: A New York City Paper Ephemera and Autograph Collector's Journey
An extensive look (with slides and in chronological order) at what I collected at over 200 New York City area public and private occasions that addressed 9/11 aftermath-related issues (recovery, security, health, peace, war, etc.) from September 11, 2001 until September 12, 2008. The entire archive encompasses over 3000 pieces of paper ephemera and 500 autographs of event participants (from New York and throughout the U.S. and the world).


Biographical Information:

I have been an in person New York City area event-specific paper ephemera and autograph collector since 1997.

My specific archives include: C-SPAN/BookTV autograph collection (1997-2010); Columbia University Medical Center event-related autograph collection (1997-2009); Dr. Mehmet Oz autograph collection (2003-2009); 9/11 Aftermath paper ephemera and autograph collection (September 2001 - September 2008); Fourteen month 9/11 Aftermath paper ephemera collection (Acquired by the future Memorial Museum in January 2010).


Michael Shulan, Creative Director, 9/11 Memorial Museum
Dr. Ruth Fischbach, Professor, Director of Center for Bioethics, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)
Steve Novak, Head, Archives & Special Collections, Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library at CUMC
Nicolas Ricketts, Curator, Strong Museum of Play, Rochester, NY

Speaking Engagements:

Presentation of fourteen month 9/11 aftermath collection, P&S Club medical student meeting at CUMC, February 27, 2006

Collector's Night participant, sponsored by the City Reliquary Museum & Civic Association, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, April 9, 2006

Exhibitor and speaker at 9/11: We Remember: A Memorial Tribute, sponsored by the Columbia University Center for Bioethics, September 11, 2006

Informal presentations at the HQ of the former WTC Memorial Foundation, Tribute WTC Visitor Center and the first WTC Documentation Symposium (2006, 2007)

Presentation at Benefit/Show For Ailing 9/11 First Responders, sponsored by Now or Never, September 12, 2008

Panelist (with slide presentation) at a Now: In History Remembering 9/11 discussion, at the Williamsburgh Brooklyn Library, September 14, 2010

Featured speakers (with slides) at an In the Aftermath of 9/11: An Autograph Collector's Journey presentation, sponsored by the Bay Ridge Historical Society, September 15, 2010

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