Veterans History Project oral history collection
Scope and Content
This collection consists of transcripts of oral history interviews as well as documents, photographs, and other materials related to the service of veterans and civilians interviewed as part of the Veterans History Project. Also included are documents created during the interview process, such as biographical data forms and audio-video recording logs. Materials in the collection include originals and reproductions of service records and military correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, military unit newsletters, audio recordings, video recordings, self-published books, and other ephemera collected during the veteran's military service.
- 1914-2021, undated
- Majority of material found within 1941 - 1973
- Atlanta History Center (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
The Veterans History Project at Atlanta History Center began in 1999 as an effort to collect the oral histories of World War II veterans and Atlanta residents for the exhibition, V for Victory: Georgia Remembers World War II. The project soon expanded to include video and audio recorded interviews with veterans who served in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Global War on Terror. In 2000, Atlanta History Center became a founding partner in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center. Interviews are conducted by Atlanta History Center staff, volunteers, and community partners.
16.51 linear ft. (36 document cases, two flat files, one oversized box, and one-half document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Atlanta History Center interviews; Series II. Atlanta Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History interviews. Within each series interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Interviews will be available to view on Album at https://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/digital/collection/VHPohr.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, 2007, with subsequent donations
This collection contains unedited versions of all content. Some material may contain depictions of violence, offensive language, or negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. These items are presented as part of the historical record for the purpose of education and research. The viewpoints expressed in this collection do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the Atlanta History Center or any of its officers, agents, employees, or volunteers.
- Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American
- Afghan War, 2001- -- Veterans -- United States
- Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American
- Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- United States
- Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal narratives, American
- Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- United States
- Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001 -- Veterans -- United States
- Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001- -- Personal narratives, American
- Oral histories
- Oral history
- Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal narratives, American
- Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Veterans -- United States
- Veterans -- United States
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Personal narratives, American
- War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Veterans -- United States
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- United States
- Veterans History Project oral history collection
- Sue VerHoef
- March 2021
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