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Elizabeth Fulford, Program Specialist, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center
Megan Harris, Research Specialist, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center
Nathan Cross, Archivist, Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center
Note: This guide is a companion to a study on the National Guard and the Global War on Terror written by Larry Minear.
Created: August 11, 2022
Last Updated: August 11, 2022
In 2007, researcher Larry Minear published, through Tufts University's Feinstein International Center, a study of the National Guard’s role in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Minear found abundant source material for his study in the collections of the Veterans History Project, drawing on dozens of interviews with Guard personnel and active duty soldiers and on their photographs. This feature highlights some of the collections he employed; Minear suggested the categories and wrote the introductions for each one.
The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.