Eternal Day: Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick’s Eyewitness Accounts of 9/11
Eternal Day: Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick’s Eyewitness Accounts of 9/11.

On September 11, 2001, Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick was in Manhattan—covering New York Fashion Week for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel—when unimaginable disaster struck. Fitzpatrick rushed downtown from her hotel in Times Square to file eyewitness dispatches of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and was three blocks from the North Tower when it fell. Her gripping accounts of that day’s events and the immediate aftermath are available at the State Historical Society of Missouri. Fitzpatrick, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and native of St. Louis County, gave the Society her memoir, 9/11 Remembered: A Personal Account, hand-written reporter’s notes, copies of her published stories, photographs, correspondence, awards she received from the Milwaukee Press Club for the coverage, and other items. Catherine Underhill Fitzpatrick’s papers are part of the Society’s National Women and Media Collection.

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