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VHP’s Newest Online Exhibit: Veterans and the Arts

Posted by: Megan Harris

Today, the Veterans History Project (VHP) launches a new online exhibit to feature the stories of veteran artists. The online exhibit acts as a companion to VHP’s Veteran Art Showcase, a series of cultural events held at the Library of Congress from November 5-9, 2019. At first glance, artistic expression might seem an unlikely subject …

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“Display Day” Brings Veterans to the Table

Posted by: Megan Harris

The following is a guest post by 2019 Junior Fellows Kim Windham and Patricia Glaser, who worked with the Veterans History Project (VHP) this summer. As a community-driven archive where all veterans’ histories are valued, the Veterans History Project (VHP) has collected more than 110,000 veterans’ narratives of their time in service.  All of these collections …

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African Americans in the “Forgotten Theater” of World War II

Posted by: Megan Harris

The following is a guest post by Patricia Glaser, a Junior Fellow working with the Veterans History Project (VHP) this summer. They told us to be careful with our equipment and our clothing when we went to bed that night– be sure to fasten the mosquito netting. Not only to keep out the mosquitos but …

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D-Day Journeys: VHP’s Newest Online Exhibit and Story Map

Posted by: Megan Harris

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allies’ famed invasion of the beaches of Normandy. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Veterans History Project (VHP) is publishing a special series of blog posts revealing hidden facets of D-Day illuminated within VHP’S collections. Today, VHP launches a new online exhibit and a …

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Five Questions with Mike Farrar, Los Angeles Region American Red Cross & VHP Volunteer

Posted by: Kerry Ward

The following is a guest blog post from American Red Cross Long Beach Chapter’s Veterans History Project Director, Mike Farrar in honor of National Volunteer Month. Tell us about yourself. My name is Mike Farrar, and I joined the American Red Cross as a volunteer back in 2008 to serve as one of the leads …

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D-Day Journeys: Charles Norman Shay

Posted by: Megan Harris

June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allies’ famed invasion of the beaches of Normandy. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Veterans History Project (VHP) is publishing a special series of blog posts revealing hidden facets of D-Day illuminated within VHP’s collections. This post is the fifth in a six-part series, …