Monday, July 15, 2013

Military Monday – Veterans History Project

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Richard Hanson.

Many of you are forever researching and, for a variety of reasons, are not yet ready to to publish something like a book. An unpublished and undistributed collection is always in peril. The owner may pass way. Collections by be destroyed by either a physical or digital disaster. Publishing is the solution. But there are relatively easy publishing solutions. One such easy solution is donating files (informational, image, audio/video) to an institution.

The Veterans History Project, sponsored by the U.S. Library of Congress, collects stories plus supporting files pertaining to military veterans and certain types of civilian workers for World War I through the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. Their website describes the submittal procedure. After the donation is processed, it will be physically housed at the Library of Congress facility in Washington, DC. About ten percent are currently searchable and posted on their website.

Six years ago I submitted a story and photos on my father's service in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Unfortunately it was not yet part of that lucky 10% that is accessible on their website.

Veterans History Project

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, I've not heard of this. What a great idea...I'll have to research it!


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