The Veterans History Project at Washington & Jefferson College started in December 2010. Since then, library staff and students have collected stories from more than a dozen alumni, staff and faculty veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the conflict in Kosovo.
In addition to being made available here in the college’s Digital Archives, each interview is preserved locally in the Learned T. Bulman '48 Historic Archives & Museum at the U. Grant Miller Memorial Library at W&J. A copy is also shared with the veteran.
The project is based on guidelines created by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, and selected interviews collected at W&J are submitted to the Library of Congress to become part of their permanent research collection. The national Veterans History Project was created by Congress in 2000 to collect, preserve, and make accessible personal accounts of American war veterans.
If you are a member of the current or alumni W&J community and would like to be interviewed about your experiences serving in the military or supporting members of the armed services in a professional capacity, please contact us at email@example.com or 724-223-6048.