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An Important Message for Current and Prospective Partners

Thanks to you, our Official Partners, the Veterans History Project has successfully grown—in seven short years—into a vibrant collection of over 55,000 individual personal accounts of wartime.  
With that success comes the need to examine our current policies, plans, and procedures to help us more efficiently and effectively meet our congressional mandate and mission.  It is a welcome challenge, and we are excited about this opportunity to review and update our short- and long-range plans. To allow us the focus this requires, during the interim, we will not be accepting any new partners.

Current VHP Partners are encouraged to continue operating as usual, to record the stories of Veterans.
You will find the answers to many of your questions on the VHP Frequently Asked Questions page.   If your question is urgent, please call the Veterans History Project staff, but we encourage you to refer to the FAQs or the VHP Field Kit first.

Prospective VHP Partners are encouraged to record the interviews of veterans. Our Web site can get you started.
The VHP Field Kit contains all the information you need to begin recording stories in easy-to-understand terms, and it can be downloaded from here. Our supply of printed Field Kits is limited, but we are able to provide them in limited quantities.  You may request them via email vohp@loc.gov or call our toll-free message line at 888-371-5848.

Your understanding and support makes our success possible.
Thank you for recording and submitting thousands of stories that comprise this vibrant collection of personal recollections of our nation’s wartime veterans.  We appreciate your understanding, patience, and support as we create a plan to guide the important future work of VHP and our extended family of volunteers and veterans. If you have any questions, we encourage you to refer to the FAQs or the VHP Field Kit first.  Should your question not be covered there, please contact us.

All volunteer interviewers (whether partners, non-partners, high school classes or students) are essential to preserving the legacy of America’s veterans.

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