The Library of Congress Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project (VHP) is the first of several oral history projects that NCRF and NCRA members have supported through NCRF's expanded Oral Histories Program. Since 2003, NCRA members, who volunteer their services, have worked with NCRF and the Library of Congress to record and transcribe the moving stories of many U.S. war veterans, building a lasting legacy of the diverse group of men and women who have served our nation during wartime.
The VHP program was expanded in 2007 through the 1,000 Voices Initiative, which took the project to the public asking them to interview any veteran they might know. Many veterans have never made any formal record of their wartime experiences, but they are willing to sit down and talk with someone who will listen. This initiative continues to play an important role in preserving veterans’ stories.
The Center for Public Policy & Social Research at Central Connecticut State University
The Center for Public Policy & Social Research (CPPSR) at Central Connecticut State University is another NCRF partner in the Oral Histories Program. They have been involved with the Library of Congress and VHP since 2004 and have completed more than 200 interviews of veterans. We have agreed to assist them in transcribing their collection. CPPSR is engaged in improving the quality of public policy, public service, university outreach, community engagement, and applied research in Connecticut.