Veterans History Project collection
(Document/manuscript/pamphlet/archival material)

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Special Collections - Closed Stacks
Map room drawer L-2
Special Collections - Closed Stacks
SCC oral histories
Special Collections - Closed Stacks
Workroom range 2 section 6 and 7
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Special Collections - Closed StacksMap room drawer L-2Library Use Only
Special Collections - Closed StacksSCC oral historiesLibrary Use Only
Special Collections - Closed StacksWorkroom range 2 section 6 and 7Library Use Only
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Document/manuscript/pamphlet/archival material
Physical Desc
9 cu. ft.
sound cassettes.
sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


Organization & arrangement of materials
Organized into the following series: World War I; World War II; Korean War; Vietnam War; Persian Gulf War; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars; Other Conflicts or Peacetime; Administrative Files.,Arrangement: alphabetical by surname.
General Note
Materials housed in the Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
General Note
Some interviews, beginning in the fall of 2003, were conducted with the assistance of Operation Stand Down, a local non-profit organization that assists veterans who are homeless, or who have been homeless. Interviews conducted through the cooperation of Operation Stand Down are so noted in the finding aid for oral histories.
General Note
Disclaimer on Veterans History Project Collection Materials ́ђأ (Historical Accuracy and Reliability in Personal Accounts): The Library of Congress and the Nashville Public Library does not verify the accuracy of the accounts described herein by participants in the Veterans History Project. Individual stories are voluntarily submitted to the Veterans History Project and are placed in the Library's permanent collections as received. These histories are the personal recollections and perspectives of participating individuals and are not intended as a substitute for an official record of the federal government or of military service.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: Materials in the collection include letters, memoirs, scrapbooks, unit histories and unit newsletters, photographs, videocassettes, oral interviews and transcripts, maps, and publications. These materials include some photocopies. As stated in the enabling Federal legislation, the scope of the project concerns individuals' participation in the military or as civilians during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf Wars. It has since been expanded by the Library of Congress to include persons who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars of the early twenty-first century. Individuals who served in the military during peacetime, or who served during other military conflicts, are generally not included in this project, although some persons participated; their materials can be found under the series heading: Other Conflicts or Peacetime. Additional details about materials in the collection are described in individual series level catalog entries.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: [name of individual, folder no.], [name of war] Series, Veterans History Project Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Some items may be protected by copyright or donor restriction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Negatives,Staff approval required for access.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Numerous donors contributed to this project.
Biographical or Historical Data
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project on October 27, 2000 through Public Law 106-380, which calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to collect and preserve audio-taped and video-taped oral histories, along with documentary materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs and home movies of America's war veterans and those who served in support of them. Five of America's major twentieth century wars are included: World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf War. The Library of Congress has expanded the scope of the project to include veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Nashville Public Library joined as a partner with the Library of Congress in October 2001. The Nashville Room of the Nashville Public Library will serve as the main repository for materials collected locally as part of this project, although information about project participants is forwarded to the Library of Congress.
The vast majority of materials are in English. Some individual items may include portions in Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Arabic.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository and online;,folder level control.,
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid: Interview summaries;,item level control.,
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid: List of persons by special interest categories;,
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid: Collection at a glance;,
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aid: List of unprocessed additions.
Ownership and Custodial History
Collected by the Nashville Room beginning January 2002.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use
Further accruals are expected.
APA Citation (style guide)

Veterans History Project collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Veterans History Project Collection. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Veterans History Project Collection. .

MLA Citation (style guide)

Veterans History Project Collection.

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