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Legacies of the Vietnam War: Veteran Charles Seymour Kettles Receives the Congressional Medal of Honor

The following is a guest post by Owen Rogers, Liaison Specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). Veterans and their families often ask staff at the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, “What happens to my story after it’s recorded?” In the case of Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles, U.S. Army, Retired, his inspiring personal […]

The American Folklife Center: 40 Years of Change

The following post is part of a series of blog posts about the 40th Anniversary Year of the American Folklife Center. Visit this link to see them all! This year the Library’s American Folklife Center (AFC) turns 40. Detailed histories of AFC are available elsewhere [1], so we thought we’d do something different in this […]

Familiar Faces on Display in Atlanta

A version of this post was published on “The Library of Congress” blog, July 1, 2016. One of the many joys of working at the Veterans History Project (VHP) is discovering all of the out-of-the-box ways researchers find to use the collections. VHP’s congressional mandate is to collect, preserve and make accessible the war stories […]

American Folklife Center Fellowships and Awards 2016

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the recipients of its fellowships and awards for 2016.  This year, AFC awarded support to 8 researchers or teams. To find out how to apply for next year’s awards, please visit our research awards page at this link. Details about this year’s recipients […]

Billy McComiskey: Irish American Tradition Bearer

The following post is part of a series of blog posts about the 40th Anniversary Year of the American Folklife Center. Visit this link to see them all! As I mentioned in last week’s post, all of us at AFC are happy to congratulate Billy McComiskey on winning a National Heritage Fellowship Award from the […]

Billy McComiskey, AFC’s 40-Year Friend, Wins a Major Award

The following post is part of a series of blog posts about the 40th Anniversary Year of the American Folklife Center. Visit this link to see them all! The American Folklife Center is thrilled to congratulate Billy McComiskey, one of the country’s top button accordion players in Irish traditional music, for winning a 2016 National […]

Happy 4th of July from the Veterans History Project

The following is a guest post by Andrew Huber, Liaison Specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). Chances are that on July 4th, many of you will be enjoying your holiday with friends and family, perhaps by grilling in the backyard, going to the beach, playing games or just relaxing with a book. In the […]

Join VHP In-Person and Online to Recognize National PTSD Awareness Month

The following is a guest post by Andrew Huber, Liaison Specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). While most people who serve in the military never see combat, the reality of military service is that it is a stressful, sometimes dangerous vocation. Whether it is from experiences in battle, as a prisoner of war or […]