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Making a Difference: Women Veterans Share their Stories

“Making a Difference” is the first of three collaborative blog posts featuring authors from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (VHP) and a sailor whose story is preserved among the permanent collections of the Library of Congress. The following is a guest post by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Minute Men, from the Start: Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The following is a guest post by Owen Rogers, Liaison Specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). Today, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project wishes a Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Army. First of the five armed service branches, Army traditions span the American War of Independence to the Afghan War, and accordingly, […]

African American Women’s Life Stories in the Center for Applied Linguistics Collection

Note: This 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 was established in 1976. Two years later, in 1978, the folk music and song collections housed in the Music Division as the Archive of […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Leisure World

The following is a guest post by Owen Rogers, liaison specialist for the Veterans History Project (VHP). Although housed at the Library of Congress, the Veterans History Project is completely reliant on the voluntary participation of people around the country interviewing the veterans in their lives and communities. Since April is National Volunteer Month, this […]