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What We Collect
The focus of the Veterans History Project is first-hand accounts of U.S. veterans who served in the following wars and conflicts:
- World War, 1914-1918
- World War, 1939-1945
- Cold War
- Korean War, 1950-1953
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975
- Grenada--History--American Invasion, 1983
- Panama--History--American Invasion, 1989
- Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
- Persian Gulf War, 1991
- United Nations Operation in Somalia
- Haiti--History--American intervention, 1994-1995
- Operation Allied Force, 1999
- Peacekeeping forces--Bosnia and Hercegovina
- Operation Joint Guardian, 1999-
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
- Afghan War, 2001-
- Iraq War, 2003-2011
Other stories of service are a secondary
focus (please review
of other repositories that also collect veterans'
Please Note: PDF files require Acrobat reader, freely available on the Web.
What We Accept
Documents & Photos
- digital video
- DVD ( do not copy-protect )
- do not use VHS
- audio cassette
- do not use microcassettes
- do not use DAT
least 30 minutes long.
Use the highest-quality
equipment you can!
Check the Media and Format Standards table
- original narratives/memoirs, and
wartime diaries or journals of at least 20 pages
- collections of letters (10 or more)
- official military documents
- collections of original photos or
artwork (10 or more)
|What about electronic documents?
- Please submit both electronic
and original paper copies of documents
- Use .txt, .rtf, .gif, .jpg formats when possible
the absence of an interview, a submission may constitute
a collection of several of these items to the left.
VHP will accept
any approved material on behalf of living and deceased
What We Cannot Accept
|Please Do Not Send:
- Microcassettes, MP3s, VHS or DAT
- Threedimensional objects or artwork, such as medals, canteens, uniforms, helmets, dog tags, flags, weapons, military equipment, sculpture
- Framed materials
- Published works, including books, newspapers, and magazines
- Interviews done on behalf of veterans or by proxy
- Group interviews, unit histories, or written compilations of veterans’ stories
- Interviews or materials of veterans who performed military service for other countries
|Who accepts these items?
DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIALS BEYOND THOSE SPECIFIED. Should any part of the collection be found to include materials that the Library of Congress deems inappropriate for retention with the collection or elsewhere within the Library, the Library may dispose of such material in accordance with its procedures for disposition of materials not needed for the Library’s collections.
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