About a year after the events of September 11th, members of the Ursinus community contemplated how to properly honor the victims and remeber the tragedy that unfolded that day. It was in this spirit that the program Imagining September 11th was born. With the help of many faculty members, students, and other staff members, September of 2002 saw numerous programs dedicated to engaging the Ursinus community through reflection and discussion. From poetry to music to a physical memorial, Ursinus College continued to nuture the sense of community and patriotism that was reinforced after September 11th.
The items found in the Ursinusiana Collection were mementos from the final program of the one year anniversary entitled Four Doors: A Memorial. This memorial consisted of four peices of chain linked fence. This piece of art was created so those who so desired could place any items they deemed important on the memorial in rememberence of September 11th. Although not much is known about the origins of the items themselves, as well as who exaclty placed them on the memorial, collecting these items holds importance nonetheless. This memorial is the embodiment of the Ursinus community coming together in order to remember a tragedy that affected so many people, and served as an appropriate conclusion to the Imagining September 11th program.