History Project Website
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Veterans History Project collects and preserves the
extraordinary wartime stories of ordinary people.
as if they happened yesterday, these heartfelt accounts
make us laugh, cry and remember. The stories are not a formal
history of war, but a treasure trove of individual feeling
and personal recollections. Through stories, we can form
a personal connection with the storyteller and begin to
truly know and understand the human experience.
primary focus is on first-hand accounts of
U.S. Veterans from the following 20th Century wars:
War I (1914-1920)
World War II (1939-1946)
Korean War (1950-1955)
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively
involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry
workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers,
etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.
Project greatly values and appreciates veterans' stories
from additional combat arenas and those received will be
processed as resources allow.
Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to interview,
record, compile and donate materials. All are encouraged
to participate: veterans, civilians, adults, young people,
men, women, scholars, students, amateurs, and experts. In
turn, participants can rely on the Library of Congress to
preserve, catalog, and share these collections now and in