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Celebrating 20 Years: VHP Staff Favorites (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress
Happy birthday, VHP! For the past year, we have celebrated 20 years of preserving the stories of American veterans. While we are honored to archive every submission, there are particular collections that catch our eye, engage our minds, or touch our hearts, and sometimes do all three. Since 2000, our staff has worked to ensure that these narratives—and all of those in our archive—are preserved and made accessible for generations to come.  As part of our anniversary celebration, we asked staff from the American Folklore Center and the Veterans History Project to select collections that resonate on a personal level. We share some of these collections here, and we hope you connect with them as much as we do.
You can read more about these staff favorites and why we have chosen them in our blog post series (links are listed below), and learn more about our 20th anniversary celebrations. To find a collection that speaks to you, please search our full holdings through our online database, or explore our list of online web features like this one.
Image: Elizabeth A. AllenElizabeth A. Allen
ARMY NURSE CORPS

Vietnam

selected by Donna Borden

Video Interview
Image: Leo Joseph BaileyLeo Joseph Bailey
ARMY
World War I
selected by Justina Moloney

Video Interview, Photos, Memoir, Correspondence, Official Documents
Image: Leo Joseph BaileyRobert L. Barber
MARINE CORPS
Korea
selected by Megan Harris

Photos, Correspondence, Other Materials
Image: Julius Wesley Becton, Jr.Julius Wesley Becton, Jr.
ARMY
World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Cold War
selected by Justina Moloney

Video Interview, Biographical Materials
Image: John V. BoylanJohn V. Boylan
ARMY
World War II
selected by Michelle Stefano

Video Interview
Image: Kathryn Mary DoodyKathryn Mary Doody
ARMY NURSE CORPS
World War II, Korea, Cold War
selected by Nicki Saylor

Video Interview
Image: Miguel EnciniasMiguel Encinias
NAVY   
World War II, Korea, Vietnam

selected by Kerry Ward

Video & Audio Interviews, Photos

Image: Marva Lucille GrayMarva Lucille Gray
ARMY
Iraq War
selected by Matt McCrady

Video & Audio Interviews
Image: Samuel Tom HolidaySamuel Tom Holiday
MARINE CORPS
World War II
selected by Nathan Cross

Video Interview

Image: Anthony D. LopezAnthony D. Lopez
ARMY
World War II
selected by Nathan Cross

Audio Interview, Photos
Image: Ernest T. MaxeyErnest T. Maxey
COAST GUARD
World War II
selected by Owen Rogers

Audio Interview, Photo

Image: Janis Alyce NarkJanis Alyce Nark
ARMY NURSE CORPS
Vietnam, Persian Gulf War
selected by Kerry Ward

Video Interview
Image: Kenje OgataKenje Ogata
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War II
selected by Megan Harris

Video & Audio Interviews, Photos, Memoir

Image: Joseph V. ParrinoJoseph V. Parrino
ARMY
Cold War
selected by John Fenn

Photos, Art Works

Image: David W. PolhemusDavid W. Polhemus
ARMY
Korea, Vietnam
selected by Rachel Mears

Video Interview

Image: Joseph C. RodriguezJoseph C. Rodriguez
ARMY
Korea
selected by Nathan Cross

Video Interview

Image: Tammy SmithTammy Smith
ARMY
Afghan War
selected by Monica Mohindra

Video Interview

Image: Kenneth StephersonKenneth Stepherson
ARMY AIR CORPS
World War II
selected by Todd Harvey

Video Interview

Image: Tracy A. SugarmanTracy A. Sugarman
NAVY
World War II
selected by Stephanie Hall

Video Interview, Photos, Art Works

Image: Kenneth TinsleyKenneth Tinsley
ARMY
Vietnam
selected by Yvonne Brown

Video Interview

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