I am a former member of AZ ARNG. I am currently the owner/operator of Catch A Memory, a video production company. I am interested in conducting military biographical interviews with veterans, in cooperation with the ArizonaMilitaryMuseum and intended for participation in the Veterans History Project. As a Veteran or current service member your interview would be a great addition to the Library of Congress Archives.
These interviews are at no cost to any participant. The interviews can be conducted at any location or scheduled at the AZ Military Museum. Please contact me by e-mail phone 623-297-8806 or use the form below to set up an appointment. Below are some facts from the L.O.C. project website.
there are 19 million war veterans living in the United States today, and every day we lose 1,600 of them. Motivated by the urgent need to collect the stories and experiences of war veterans while they are still among us, the United States Congress created the Veterans History Project. The authorizing legislation was signed into law by President Clinton on October 27, 2000. Public Law 106-380 calls upon the AmericanFolklifeCenter at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio- and videotaped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America’s war veterans and those who served in support of them.
The Veterans History Project covers World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars. It includes all participants of those wars — men and women, civilian and military. It documents the contributions of civilian volunteers, support staff, and war industry workers as well as the experiences of military personnel from all ranks and all branches of service — the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.
MISSION AND GOALS
The goals of the Veterans History Project are:
• To stimulate opportunities for public learning by inviting, advising, and supporting individuals and groups participating in the Veterans History Project.
• To engage veterans, military, history, educational, and civic organizations as partners to identify, interview, and collect documents from war veterans and civilians who served to support them.
• To preserve and present the collected materials to the public through the Library of Congress’ exhibitions, publications, public programs, and Web site.
• To identify veterans’ oral history programs and archives; to recognize and work with them to expand the Veterans History Project initiative.
• This project will allow future generations of Americans to learn about those who have fought to sustain the freedom we so often take for granted and those who kept the home front running while they were away.
• The Veterans History Project collects oral histories, along with letters, diaries, photographs, and home movies from veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf Wars as well as from those who served in support of them.
• The Veterans History Project encourages participation from a wide range of veterans organizations, military installations, civic groups, youth groups, museums, libraries, historical societies, students and teachers, and colleges and universities.