Plates for Pulitzer Prize Winning 9/11 Story on Display in Library

“Terrorists Destroy World Trade Center, Hit Pentagon in Raid with Hijacked Jet.” This Pulitzer-Prize winning headline article announced to the world that tragedy had struck America in the form of attacks on two of the country’s major cities. Americans were desperate for news in those first hours and miraculously, The Wall Street Journal was able to print and distribute this issue on the heels of what became known as 9/11.

 

These printing plates, donated to the library by Professor Bill Christie, will be on display in the Special Collections area of the 2nd floor of the library between 8 and 4:30 Monday-Friday until Wednesday, September 14.

 

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“Terrorists Destroy World Trade Center, Hit Pentagon in Raid with Hijacked Jet.” The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2001 production plate. William Christie Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections.

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“Attack Shuts Down U.S. Markets and Causes Global Declines.” The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2001 production plate. William Christie Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections.

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