Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates
Dr. Richard Verrone was promoted to direct the Oral History Project when Steve Maxner was named to the Associate Director (Archives) position. Richard will pick up where Steve left off and continue to grow the project that Steve has built over the past three years.
The Vietnam Archive has hired a second full-time oral historian to work in the Oral History Project. Dr. Richard Verrone is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Texas Tech University. His dissertation focused on the American policy in Laos during the Vietnam War.
We have added a new feature to our interviews online – Streaming Audio. Now you can listen to interviews. Just click the sound icon on the collection pages and your browser should automatically open and start playing the audio file. If that does not happen, we have instructions and links to where you can get your free copy of Windows Media Player.
Vietnam Archive Oral History Project becomes Official Partner with Library of Congress Veteran History Project
The Veterans History Project was created by the U.S. Congress and signed into law on October 27, 2000. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is developing a program to collect and preserve audio and video recorded oral histories from America’s war veterans, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, photographs, and films. The American Folklife Center also will develop online presentations of the collection as part of the Library’s National Digital Library, to make this valuable resource accessible to the American people. In July, 2001, the director of the Veterans History Project approached the Vietnam Archive Oral History Project in order to establish an official partnership between the two institutions. We accepted and will continue our work in addition to assisting with the Library of Congress Project to record and preserve the experiences of American veterans.