About The Veterans History Project
In 2000 the Veterans History Project was originated by the U.S.
Congress (public law 106-380) when the Library of Congress was
mandated to collect the stories of veterans and civilians who
contributed to the liberties we all enjoy in the United States. A war
record is not required.
The need to start collecting these narratives was realized as these
memories became more precious with the passing of World War II veterans.
A majority of interviews come from veteran reunions held locally. To
discover interview locations search the LOC. The BVTF summarizes the
taped experiences on a FAX sent to the LOC for data entry on their web
site - www.loc.gov/vets <http://www.loc.gov/vets
It is vital for future generations to know about these individual
efforts that made important contributions to protect the liberties we
hold so dear and take for granted.
How You Can Help
The BVTF is seeking volunteers locally to help in the promotion and
collection of these historical interviews about individual patriotic
efforts for our country's behalf.
There is no government funding for this program, funds come from local
donors so all contributions are graciously accepted. Not enough talented
volunteers are forthcoming so this too is a real need.
Here is how you may participate in the Veterans History Project-
Call for an appointment at the Branson Veterans Task Force in
Branson, Missouri 417-337-8387
Allow at least 1.5 hours at the designated location.
Fill out a biographical data sheet and sign a release.
One or more copies may be obtained for a small fee.
Beginning in 2004 the tapes with optional documents and small souvenirs
are archived on the campus at College of the Ozarks - 417-334-6411 X
3411 and/or 3552
"The BVTF interviews along with optional
documents and small souvenirs are archived
locally on the campus at the College of the Ozarks -
(417) 334-6411 X 3446. www.cofo.edu
> The public may access the
archives to view the videos and investigate file
contents. Equipment is provided as C of O. Appointments
All photographs are from Courtesy Prints and Photographs Division,
Library of Congress.
for more information please call:
Branson Veterans Task Force
PO Box 128, Branson MO 65615
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