Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Sunday, July 1, 2001

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.

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