Collect Wartime Memories

There are almost 19 million veterans living in the United States. And, we lose more than 1,500 every day.

Imagine the lost stories, memories, and lessons that could benefit this generation and those to come.

In 2000, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress.

The project collects audio and video recorded interviews, as well as letters, diaries, photographs, and other personal documents, from veterans who served in all wars, as well as civilian volunteers, support staff, and war industry workers.  Eligible are all military personnel from all ranks and all branches of service.
The Jackson County Historical Society has collected over 1,700 recorded interviews since 2003 and is registered as an official “partner archive” and are included in the Library of Congress’ national database and are available locally in the JCHS Archives and Research Library in the Truman Courthouse. Download the list.

Domestic orders are $15; international orders are $30." 

JCHS invites veterans for share their personal experiences or to volunteer in conducting the interviews.