Theodore Olson's Telephone

Theodore Olson's Telephone

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Description (Brief)
This beige plastic desk phone belonged to Theodore Olson, the United States Solicitor General from 2001-2004. Ted Olson received two calls from his wife Barbara Olson, a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77, as it was being flown toward the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. All over the world, telephones played a crucial role on September 11th, as families and coworkers connected with each other to verify their safety, pass along information, or express their love.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1990s
maker
Nortel
Measurements
overall: 11.3 cm x 29 cm x 25 cm; 4 7/16 in x 11 7/16 in x 9 13/16 in
ID Number
2002.0060.01
accession number
2002.0060
catalog number
2002.0060.01
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Armed Forces History: September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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