Tap into 60,000 wartime oral histories on the Veterans History Project Web site.
To those who lived through it, World War I was “the war to end all wars” - but it's only the starting point for the Veterans History Project (VHP) <loc.gov/vets>.
Authorized by Congress in 2000 and administered by the Library of Congress, the VHP collects military oral histories from the public. Volunteers - both individuals and organizations such as libraries and schools - work to gather and preserve veterans' stories of service in conflicts since World War I. US military personnel and civilians who supported war efforts are encouraged to share their tales via video, audio recordings and documents. The collection has grown to encompass 60,000 individuals' stories.