The Veterans History Project-Student Edition (VHP-SE) is an extension of the Veterans History Project, passed by Congress in 2000, which collects oral histories and firsthand accounts from our nation’s veterans.  The goal of the VHP is to facilitate and archive the first person narratives, letters, diaries, photographs, and other original materials of American veterans. Through this project, volunteer interviewers have spoken with nearly 100,000 veterans of World War I through current conflicts. VHP’s extensive archives within the LC American Folklife Center are preserved and made accessible through a searchable, online database. VHP facilitates participation with students can classrooms, Congressional offices, a network of VA medical centers, community libraries, historical societies and museums, and thousands of individuals.

This site was developed in cooperation Travis Bickford, Thomas Wittrup, and the Newton North High School Veteran’s History Project club.


Why a VHP app?

Why a VHP app? The Veteran’s History Project was launched fifteen years ago, long before widespread use of smartphones and networked communication. These new tools have dramatically the reduced barriers to collecting and sharing oral histories and related materials. The outdated … [ More ]

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VHP Students to Visit National Veterans Art Musuem

Chicago VHP Students to Visit National Veterans Art Musuem [ More ]