Oral History Project

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ORAL HISTORY PROJECT: Motivated to honor our veterans, the United States Congress created the Oral History Project in October 2000 and appointed the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve oral histories, diaries, photographs, maps, and home movies of American war veterans and civilians who served in wartime. Visit their website at (http://www.loc.gov/vets).
Telephone 1-888-371-5848 for detailed information on recording a veteran’s oral history or donating documents.

THE NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM IN NEW ORLEANS: To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy on June 6, the museum is seeking personal accounts of the battles fought in Anzio, Italy and on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. To submit your tales, e-mail Seth Paridon, manager for research services at (seth.paridon@nationalww2museum.org).
National World War II Museum Oral History Project
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 527-6012 ext 311

WORLD WAR II SUBMARINE VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT: Part of the California Military History Education Project in cooperation with the California State Military Museum. Contact at (http://www.oralhistoryproject.com).
California Center for Military History
Naval Research and Study Element
600 South Central Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR: Captures stories of veterans and those on the home front. Contact (http://www.nimitz-museum.org/oralhistory)
National Museum of the Pacific War
340 East Main Street
Fredricksburg, TX 78625
(830) 997-4379

U.S. LATINO AND LATINA WORLD WAR II ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
(http://www.lib.utexas.edu/ww2latinos)
University of Texas at Austin is collecting oral histories of latinos who served in the military during World War II.

STORYCORPS: A project of National Public Radio is an independent, nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. More at (http://www.storycorps.net)

THE AMERICAN AIRPOWER HERITAGE MUSEUM OF THE COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE is committed to preserving the memory of the men and women who built, serviced, and flew the historic military aircraft from World War II. For an oral history kit or for more information, send your name and address to:
American Airpower Heritage Museum
ATTN: Oral History Program
P.O. Box 62000
Midland, TX 79711-2000
(oralhistory@aahm.org)

THE ORAL HISTORY PROJECT OF THE VIETNAM ARCHIVE: In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.
Call 806-742-9010 or email vaoralhistory@ttu.edu
Website (http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/oralhistory)