The Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. You can learn more about one of the South Dakota veterans whose families participated in the project in this news article: Click here
The project is primarily an oral history program that collects and preserves the first-hand interviews of America's wartime veterans. Veterans History Project relies on volunteers, both individuals and organizations, throughout the nation to contribute veterans’ stories to VHP. In addition to audio- and video-recorded interviews, VHP accepts memoirs, collections of original photographs and letters, diaries, maps, and other historical documents from World War I through current conflicts.
(Source: Library of Congress)