The Veterans History Project
collects and preserves the
remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. These collections of first-hand accounts are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to come. The Project collects remembrances of veterans who served in World
War I, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. U.S. citizen civilians who actively
supported war efforts also share their valuable stories.
Stories are told through personal narrative, correspondence, and visual materials. The Project collects first-hand accounts of
U.S. veterans as well as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical
volunteers, and all those persons who were actively involved in
supporting war efforts.
Every veteran has his or her own war, and each is custodian of a unique story and memories. The stories are not a formal history of war, but a treasure trove of individual feelings and personal recollections. These heartfelt accounts make us laugh, cry and remember.
The following descriptions
highlight the diveristy of content that can be found on the individual transcript of each contributing veteran.
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