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Veterans History Project oral history collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS1010

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


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2007, with subsequent donations

Related Archival Materials

Veterans History Project oral history recordings, VIS 201, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Related Museum Artifacts

When veterans donated three-dimensional artifacts (uniforms; equipment, etc.) to accompany their interviews, artifact accession numbers are noted in the folder. Please see an archivist for access to these materials.

Content Advisory

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.

Veterans History Project oral history collection
Sue VerHoef
March 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305