Memoranda for the RecordArrangement:
Arranged roughly alphabetically by name of interviewee or organization.
21 archives boxes
Folder title list:
Yes. This folder title list is being continually updated. For the most recent listconsult NARA’s website:www.archives.gov
During its investigation, the Commission staff conducted hundreds of fact-finding interviews. This series contains memoranda for the record (MFRs) that memorializethose interviews. The MFRs include the name of the interviewee, a list of all participants, thedate and place of the interview, the team responsible for the questioning, and a summary of thecontents of the interview.Interviewees include law enforcement personnel, first responders, United and Americanairlines personnel, air traffic controllers, airport and Federal Aviation Administration officials,Departments of Defense, State, and Homeland Security personnel, high ranking Federalgovernment officials from the William J. Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, NewYork City government officials, representatives of foreign governments, representatives of businesses housed in the World Trade Center, intelligence community employees, families of victims, and others.Topics include Federal and local response to the events of September 11, 2001, air passengerscreening, border security, visa policy, intelligence community and law enforcement awarenessof al Qaeda before Sept. 11, private sector preparedness for emergencies, Federal governmentpolicy toward acts of terrorism, and the activities of the hijackers while in the United States.
Some of the records have been redacted to remove sensitive information such asnames of Federal agents, national security classified information, law enforcement methods,and personal privacy concerns.Additionally, the Commission and the City of New York agreed, as a condition of theCommission’s interviews with most first responders, to close the text of the Commission’sinterviews with those first responders for 25 years. The National Archives is honoring thatagreement. However, for those New York City Fire Department employees whose oralhistories were published online by the City, the National Archives has released, after privacyscreening, those responders’ interview summaries and notes.The withdrawal notices (single pages with a red stripe on the edge of the page) indicate arecord has been removed in its entirety. Generally, these records are national security classifiedand have not yet completed declassification review. The notice includes the date of thedocument, number of pages withdrawn, the name of the interviewee when possible, and thereason for withdrawal.