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Veterans History Project: The First Ten Years

In 2010 the Veterans History Project (VHP) commemorated its tenth anniversary. This guide comprises a selection of veterans' collections suggested by VHP staff members in celebration of this milestone year.

Introduction

In October 2000, the U.S. Congress passed legislation establishing the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. To mark this anniversary, VHP staff members selected the following collections as among their favorites and as representative of the diversity and depth of materials then available online. Some of these collections have been featured in the Experiencing War series. Each collection illuminates the wartime veteran experience in ways that are thoughtful and touching.

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VHP Collections Selected by Staff Members

Image: Elizabeth A. Allen
Elizabeth A. Allen
ARMY NURSE CORPS
Vietnam
selected by Yvonne Brown
Video Interview
Image: Frank Buckles
Frank Buckles
ARMY
World War I
selected by Peter Bartis
Video Interview, Audio Interview, Photos, Memoirs, Official Documents
Image of Kevin Wayne Collier
Kevin Wayne Collier
ARMY
Afghanistan and Iraq
selected by Jen Eidson
Video Interview
Image of Rhonda Scott Cornum
Rhonda Scott Cornum
ARMY
Perisan Gulf
selected by Tom Wiener Video Interview
Image of Roger Dean Ingvalson
Roger Dean Ingvalson
AIR FORCE
Vietnam
selected by Tom Wiener
Video Interview, Photos
Image of John W. Kluge
John W. Kluge
ARMY
World War II
selected by Amie Pleasant
Video Interview
Image of Werner Krenzer
Werner Krenzer
ARMY
World War II, Korea
selected by Neil Huntley & Matt McCrady
Multimedia Recording, Audio Interview, Photos, Official Documents, Correspondence
Image of Mimi Korach Lesser
Mimi Korach Lesser
CIVILIAN
World War II
selected by Bob Patrick
Art Works, Photos, Correspondence, Personal Narrative
Image of Allan Stuart Levin
Allan Stuart Levin
ARMY
Vietnam
selected by Jason Steinhauer
Multimedia Recording, Audio Interview, Photos, Personal Correspondence
Image of Frances M. Liberty
Frances M. Liberty
ARMY NURSE CORPS
World War II, Korea, Vietnam
selected by Bob Patrick
Video Interview, Photos
Image of Jose Mares
Jose Mares
ARMY
Korea
selected by Bob Patrick
Video Interview, Photos, Memoir, Official Documents, Personal Correspondence
Image of John Lansford McCullough
John Lansford McCullough
ARMY
Vietnam
selected by Neil Huntley
Video Interview, Home Movies, Photos, Official Documents, Biography
Image of Earl Harvey Morris
Earl Harvey Morris
NAVY
World War II
selected by Matt McCrady
Diary, Photos, Official Documents
Image of William Nice
William Frederick Nice
MARINE CORPS
World War I
selected by Tom Wiener
Photos, Memoir, Official Documents
Image of Augustus Prince
Augustus Prince
NAVY
World War II
selected by Tom Wiener
Video Interview, Photos
Image of Herman Eric Rosen
Herman Eric Rosen
MERCHANT MARINE
World War II
selected by Tom Wiener
Photos, Memoir, Official Documents
Image of Larry Schwab
Larry Schwab
ARMY
Vietnam
selected by Megan Harris
Video Interview, Photos, Manuscripts, Official Documents
Image of Paul Alexander Steppe, Jr.
Paul Alexander Steppe, Jr.
MARINE CORPS
Korea
selected by Tom Wiener
Video Interview, Photos, Memoir
Image of Tracy Sugarman
Tracy Sugarman
NAVY
World War II
selected by Peter Bartis
Video Interview, Art Works, Personal Correspondence, Photos
Image of Peter Young
Peter Young
ARMY
Vietnam
selected by Bob Patrick
Video Interview, Photos, Memoir

About the Veterans History Project

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.