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Category: Millennials

Bob Patrick, wearing a suit and tie, stands with a group of visiting high school students in a visitor's center. Patrick is on the left, while a retired soldier is on the right, with the student group in between. The room is decorated with photos and other items from VHP collections on the walls.

A Raised Hand

Posted by: Megan Harris

The following is a guest post by Bob Patrick, former director of the Veterans History Project.  As the Director of the Veterans History Project, I had many, many occasions to make presentations about VHP. I spoke at national conferences, on radio and TV, community events and ceremonies, educational institutions, Veterans’ gatherings and at numerous Library …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

C’est la guerre-That’s the War!

Posted by: Lisa Taylor

The following is a guest post by Justina Moloney, a Library of Congress Junior Fellow working with the Veterans History Project (VHP) this summer. I own a special collection of letters my father sent to me during his deployment to Afghanistan six years ago, when I was in my second year of college. They were …

A man playing a guitar and singing to a close crowd of a dozen or so men and women

Kentucky Bourbon, Millennial Tastes, and the Language of Folklore

Posted by: Stephen Winick

The following is a guest blog post by Sarah Lerner, who is currently an intern at AFC. For the past forty years the American Folklife Center has devoted countless hours to the documentation and preservation of our nation’s traditional arts, cultural expressions, and oral histories. Our work is supported and presented though a vocabulary defined …