The Collection

The October 27 Archive currently contains 176 objects and is regularly being expanded with more material. The archive includes flyers and programs from community gatherings held since the October 27 attack, a comprehensive collection of news coverage about the day of the event, oral history recordings reflecting a diverse array of experiences, and historical documentation about the Jewish experience in Western Pennsylvania.

Using this archive

You can view all the materials currently included in the archive using the browser below. Each object has been described and cataloged to help you discover materials, learn about these materials, understand the context in which these materials were created, and draw connections between different materials. You can refine the browsing experience using various filters, including creator, type, and subject. Some of these filters have already been used to create preset galleries, each organized around specific aspects of the archive. You can also look for specific words and phrase found in the archive using a keyword search.


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Oral History Advisor

Suzanne Snider portrait

Suzanne Snider is a research-based artist and educator whose work is deeply influenced by oral history theory and practice. For more than 20 years, she has worked in the field of oral history as an interviewer, educator, consultant and in the context of archives design. In 2012, Snider founded Oral History Summer School in Hudson, New York to explore nontraditional applications for (and experimental outcomes of) life history and collaborative narrative practices. In 2018, she co-founded the Trauma and Journalism work group with journalist Allison Lichter. Currently, she continues to direct Oral History Summer School/Oral History Winter School, teaches at Bard's Center for Curatorial Studies and the New School's School of Media Studies and serves as lead interviewer for Johns Hopkins University's collaboration with Pushkin Industries, Moral Histories on the history of Bioethics. She lives in Hudson, New York with her daughter.