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Veterans History Project (VHP): Exploring the Collections

Getting Started

This section of the guide will orient you to the Veterans History Project (VHP) website and show you how to access VHP's online database. You can use the VHP online database to locate a particular veteran's collection or to find collections which address a broader research topic, such as World War II veterans.

The Veterans History Project (VHP) Website

The VHP website provides general information about the project, how to participate, materials in support of creating oral histories, and guidance for researchers.

Screenshot of the main Veterans History Project website

Accessing the VHP Database

From the Veterans History Project website, select "Search the Veterans Collections" to begin your research. The online database contains collection records for every veteran's collection at the Library of Congress.

Screenshot of the main Veterans History Project website, with the "Search the Collections" link highlighted in yellow