Veterans History Project

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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. veterans and Gold Star Families, building a lasting legacy of the diverse group of men and women who have served our nation.

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 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.



Contribute to this lasting legacy by:

Transcribing a veteran's prerecorded history

Guidelines and forms from the Library of Congress

Transcription guidelines

Hosting a VHP Day

Guide to hosting a VHP Day

VHP hosting guidelines

Interviewing a veteran

Field Kit: Conducting and submitting Interviews

VHP Field Kit