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Library of Congress Veterans History Program

The Veterans History Project at Atlanta History Center (AHC) collects, preserves, and shares oral history interviews of veterans who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Global War on Terror, and civilians who served in their direct support.

These interviews allow future generations to hear directly from veterans and better appreciate the realities of war and the sacrifices made by those who serve in uniform. The interviews are created in partnership with the Library of Congress (LOC) Veterans History Project, an initiative of the LOC American Folklife Center. The AHC is a founding partner with the LOC and has collected over 800 interviews with the invaluable assistance of the AVVBA and the Atlanta Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.

The interviews are typically conducted at the AHC by volunteers who are veterans themselves. A copy of the video is given to the veteran and, with the veteran’s permission, a copy of the interview is preserved at the LOC in Washington, D.C. and is posted on the AHC’s website. The original video files as well as photographs, documents, and memorabilia associated with the veteran’s service are permanently archived at the Atlanta History Center.

The opportunity to record an interview is open to all veterans, regardless of when or where they served, and is not limited to AVVBA members. We hope you will consider preserving the story of your service as part of this important project.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Sue VerHoef at 404.814.4042 or email

Digitization and cataloging of the collection is made possible by grants from the Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Atlanta Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and Charlie Crawford.