The Library of Congress and the U.S. military service academies signed a cooperative agreement this week to provide researchers with enhanced access to the institutions’ collections and grow representation of service members in the Library’s collections—including the Veterans History Project.
The three-year agreement, which took effect on September 18, provides greater access for Library researchers to the collections of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy and greater access to Library collections for the academies.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and representatives of the five academies signed the agreement at a ceremonial gathering in the Jefferson Building.
“A major reason the Library of Congress is a world leader is because many of the collaborations that it has forged with institutions and organizations across the country and around the world give it its strength,” Hayden said.