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“Someday at Christmas, There’ll Be No Wars”: Winter Holidays in the Military

Posted by: Megan Harris

This is a guest post by Sam Meier, a former LC Junior Fellow who is currently working on a variety of reference-related projects for the Veterans History Project (VHP).  December 25, 1917 found William James Bean in quarantine at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, New York. Bean had been inducted into the Army a little more …

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“One Thing After Another”: The Remarkable Life of Venus Ramey

Posted by: Megan Harris

The following is a guest post by Matt McCrady, a Digital Conversion Specialist for the Library of Congress. In May 2018, the Veterans History Project (VHP) updated its collections policy. While civilian accounts are no longer within the scope of the Veterans History Project, previously accessioned civilian collections remain in the VHP collection.  One such …

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Happy Birthday, VHP! Cheers to 18 Years

Posted by: Kerry Ward

The following is a blog post about Veterans History Project (VHP)’s 18th birthday.    Do you remember your 18th birthday? Birthdays, especially milestone birthdays,are often a time of celebration paired with reflection. You consider how far you have come, and yet dream of the next chapters.  As the Veterans History Project (VHP) turns 18 we find ourselves …

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VHP’s Newest Online Exhibit: “Equality of Treatment and Opportunity”

Posted by: Megan Harris

In 1942, Stewart Fulbright was a man on a mission: he desperately wanted to become a pilot in the Army Air Corps. Just shy of the weight requirement of 125 pounds, he gulped down half a dozen bananas on his way to his physical exam, only to find out that a lengthy written exam was …

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‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’ : Saluting Military Healers

Posted by: Kerry Ward

In honor of Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate historic women’s achievements, the Veterans History Project (VHP) presents a six-part series of blog posts highlighting the many amazing accomplishments of the women who bravely volunteered for our Armed Services. The following is the fifth post in this series. This year’s National Women’s History Month theme …

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Shooting War – Framing History, Part II

Posted by: Kerry Ward

The following is the second of a three-part blog post focusing on Military Photographers. Some military photographers consider capturing the story of their fellow soldiers the greatest honor of their life.  For others, the brutality of war remains frozen in their mind just as the images they produced. Four years after serving in World War …