Related Repositories and Oral History Projects
The focus of the Veterans History
Project is on first-hand accounts of US veterans who served in
World War I (1914-1920), World War II (1939-1946), the Korean
War (1950-1955), Vietnam
War (1961-1975), Persian Gulf
War (1990-1995) or the Iraq-Afghanistan conflicts (2001 - present).
Those US citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting
war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers,
flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited
to share their stories. The Project greatly values and
appreciates veterans' stories from additional combat arenas and
those received will be processed
as resources allow.
The following repositories also collect
and preserve oral histories, memoirs, and other materials related
to veterans and wartime experiences. This list is not exhaustive:
may be other institutions of interest to you. Please consider
these as you decide where to donate your materials. In addition,
housing your materials with others of a similar topic makes them
visible to researchers focused on that topic.
Please contact institutions
before sending materials to learn more about their collecting
policies and the kinds of materials they can or cannot accept
-- neither the Veterans History Project, the American Folklife
Center, nor the Library of Congress can speak for their collecting
Please note that in order to donate materials to a repository
affiliated with a specific branch of service (Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marines), you must have served in that branch or have
materials pertinent to that branch. A list of selected members
of the Military Museums Consortium is also available for artifact
Because the Veterans History Project cannot collect 3-dimensional artifacts,
such as medals, canteens, dog tags, helmets, uniforms, etc., you are encouraged
to consider contacting the following repositories if you have artifacts to donate.
This list is not exhausive: you may wish to
consider historical societies or museums in your local area.
George C. Marshall Research Library/Archives
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: (540) 463-7103 extension 230
Note: The Marshall Research foundation focuses on materials dating from 1900
Fort Bliss Museums and Study Center
Building 1735, Marshall Road
Fort Bliss, TX 79916-3802
(915) 568-3390 DSN 978-3390
|First Division Museum
1S. 151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60187-6097
Phone: (630) 260-8149
Note: Focus is on U.S. Army First DIvision and Chicago-area soldiers.
General Douglas MacArthur Memorial
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: (757) 441-2965
|Illinois State Military Museum
1301 North MacArthur Blvd.
Springfiled, IL 62702-2399
Phone: (217) 761-3910
|Iowa Gold Star Museum
7105 Northwest 70th Avenue
Phone: (515) 252-4531
World War I Museum
West 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: (816) 784 - 1918
|Mighty 8th Air Force Heritage Museum
175 Bourne Ave.
Pooler, GA 31322
Phone: (912) 748-8888
National D-Day Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 79
Bedford, VA 24523
Note: Focus is on D-Day and World War II.
National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 527-6012
|National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: (830) 997-4379 ext. 224
Note: Focus is on World War II and the Pacific Theater.
Memorial & Library
501 Westminster Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1299
Phone: (573) 592-5369
|Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 West Mifflin Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 267-1799
Note: Limited to items from Wisconsin veterans only.