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Veterans History Project Observes Memorial Day 2008 The Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center plans several activities and events for Memorial Day 2008, including the Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. in support of the White House Commission on Remembrance. Visit the Library of Congress blog at www.loc.gov/blog/ or the VHP Web site at www.loc.gov/vets/ to "count down" to the Moment of Remembrance.
Larry Minear To Lecture on U.S. Citizen-Soldier and Global War on Terrorism on Tuesday May 20
Larry Minear, former director of the Humanitarianism and War Project at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, will deliver the findings of the Tufts study on "The U.S. Citizen-Soldier and the Global War on Terror: The National Guard Experience" at noon on Tuesday, May 20, in the National Digital Library Learning Center, first floor of the Library’s James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.
Veterans History Project Presents "Women of Four Wars"Calls Americans to Interview Female Vets During Women's History Month. The Veterans History Project, a program of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center, commemorates Women’s History Month with a special Web presentation spotlighting female veterans. "Women of Four Wars" is a call to action for volunteer interviewers to record the stories of America’s female wartime veterans and is available online at http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-womenatwar.html
WWII Veteran and Acclaimed Artist Tracy Sugarman Discusses Memoir,
Illustrations at Library on Feb. 7
January 31, 2008 - Award-winning author and illustrator Tracy Sugarman
will give a visual presentation and discuss his new memoir, "Drawing
Conclusions: An Artist Discovers His America," at a special
program at noon on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008.
Veterans History Project Spotlights WWII Stories from China-Burma-India
November 6, 2007 - The Library of Congress Veterans History Project,
a program of the American Folklife Center, will feature a special
series of narratives from World War II’s China-Burma-India
Theater via the project’s Web site.
History Project Web Site Enhances Experience of "The
October 1, 2007 - The Library of Congress Veterans History Project,
a program of the American Folklife Center, has produced a companion
Web site for the PBS series "The War," by Ken Burns.
The site guides viewers through each episode of the documentary, detailing
historic events through the individual perspective of hundreds
of veterans who experienced World War II
Statement by the Veterans History Project of the Library of
Congress American Folklife Center
September 19, 2007 -- The Veterans History Project is not
an official military record archive and is
intended only to supplement, not substitute for, the historical
Library of Congress and PBS Collect and Preserve Oral Histories of U.S. Wartime Veterans
April 17, 2007 -- "Veterans History Project and Filmmaker
Ken Burns Launch Educational Outreach Program to Coincide with
Broadcast of 'The War'" View
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"Women at War
" Celebrates Women's History Month
March 1, 2007 -- “Women at War” covers four wars, beginning
with World War II, the first conflict in which American women
appeared in uniform in all branches of the armed forces. The
collection of stories includes nurses like Frances Liberty, who
served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and Jeanne Urbin
Markle, who served with her husband in Vietnam. Other stories
feature civilian codebreakers, a flight surgeon, and two history
Veterans History Project Celebrates Women's History Month with Film Series on Women at War
February 22, 2007 -- Women are among the millions of Americans who have served their country in wartime. Their contributions will be celebrated during Women’s History Month with a film series titled "Women at War," sponsored by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project within the American Folklife Center.
of War” First-person
Accounts Go Online Nov. 9
October 26, 2006 -- A selection
of 13 fully digitized collections of materials submitted
by war veterans will be highlighted on the Veterans History
Project web site beginning Nov. 9, 2006. The collection of
fully-digitized stories is titled “Art of War,” and
will be added to “Experiencing War” stories from
the Veterans History Project at www.loc.gov/warstories.
Book talk on the Changing
Face of Military Service
September 22, 2006 -- Bernard Rostker will discuss his book “I
Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force” and
Nancy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer will discuss their
The Unexcused Absence of America’s Upper Classes From
Military Service-and How It Hurts Our Country” at noon
on Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Pickford Theater of the James
Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington,
“Military Intel: The Inside Story” First-person
Accounts Go Online May 25
May 25, 2006 -- “Military Intel: The Inside Story,” a
selection of 22 digitized collections of materials submitted by
who served in military intelligence will be highlighted on the
Veterans History Project Web site beginning May 25.
Robert Patrick Selected as New Director, Veterans History Project
May 23, 2006 -- Robert W. “Bob” Patrick has been
selected as the new director of the Veterans History Project, a
American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress to collect
and preserve oral histories and documentary materials from veterans
of World War I through the current conflicts.
Veterans History Project Hosts Concert with West Point Society of D.C.
February 15, 2006 -- The Library of Congress Veterans History Project
and the West Point Society of Washington, D.C., will present a concert
the West Point Cadet Glee Club at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March
11 in Coolidge Auditorium of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson
Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The concert is
free and open to the public.
Hilary Kaiser Lectures on American Soldiers and French War Brides in
1/31/2006 -- Oral historian and author Hilary Kaiser will deliver
a lecture titled, “The American Soldier and ‘Mademoiselle’:
Love and Marriage after WWI and WWII,” at noon on Friday, Feb. 10
in the West Dining Room of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave.
S.E., Washington, D.C. The program is free and open to the public.
African American Stories Go Online Feb. 1 in honor of Black History
January 25, 2006 -- A selection of 23 fully digitized collections of
materials submitted by African American war veterans will be highlighted
Veterans History Project web site beginning Feb. 1, 2006. The
collection of fully-digitized
stories is titled “African Americans at War: Fighting Two Battles,” and
will be added to “Experiencing War” stories from the Veterans