Students in the Veterans Heritage Project (formerly Arizona Heritage Project) from chapter schools have conducted nearly 1,000 interviews with veterans from World War I to Afghanistan. An important reason to collect these narratives is to preserve them for future generations with the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, which has collected over 85,000 stories to date. VHP chapters archive the majority of their interviews with the Veterans History Project, unless restrictions do not permit.
The focus of the Veterans History Project is first-hand accounts of U.S. veterans and civilians who supported them in these wars:
- World War I (1914-1920)
- World War II (1939-1946)
- Korean War (1950-1955)
- Vietnam War (1961-1975)
- Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
- Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)
- Civilian supporters: war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.
Search for a veteran’s story – by simply entering the veteran’s name
Please understand that Veterans History Project does not put the video of all their collections online. Many stories are registered, but they lack sufficient manpower to include all the videos they collect, though they may be able to do this in the future. At least the videos are saved for research purposes.
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On occasion, videos are returned to Veterans Heritage Project for corrections and have to be resubmitted. Also, it takes Veterans History Project about 6 months to place our submissions in their collection, so be patient!
To help VHP collect more veteran stories while we can, consider donating today!