Invite to VHP Open House & Mixer during SAA

What:

Veterans History Project Open House & Mixer – SAA 2010

 

The nation’s largest oral history project, the Veterans History Project holds 70,000 first-hand accounts of veterans from World War I through Iraq and Afghanistan.  Created by Congress in 2000, VHP resides within the Library’s American Folklife Center, and works with folklorists, community organizations, Members of Congress and volunteers across the country to collect the oral histories, letters, photographs, artwork, and home movie footage of veterans. Hundreds of collections arrive each month.

 

As part of our tenth anniversary, VHP invites SAA attendees to join us for an Open House at our Information Center in the Library of Congress Madison Building. View collections, learn about our project, meet members of our processing and collections development teams, and watch excerpts of oral history.

 

Following the Open House, join VHP and the SAA Oral History Section for a happy hour mixer at Capitol Lounge, a Capitol Hill fixture.

 

Interested participants are also encouraged to register for a tour of the American Folklife Center at either 3 or 4 p.m. in the Library’s Jefferson building.

 

Where:

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building

Room 109

101 Independence Ave. SE

Washington, D.C. 20540-4615

 

When:  

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Open House (Library of Congress Madison Building #109)

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Mixer (Capitol Lounge, on Capitol Hill)

 

Contact:

http://www.loc.gov/vets

vohp@loc.gov

(202) 707-4916 or (888) 371-5848

Directions:

http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions.html

http://www.capitolloungedc.com/location

About Jason Steinhauer

Jason Steinhauer is a proud graduate of the NYU History Department's joint Masters in History and Archivist's Certificate program, now the Archives/ Public History Program.

In December 2009, Jason joined the Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress as a Liaison Specialist. The Congressionally mandated project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans.  To learn more about the collections, visit the Veterans History Project homepage.

Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Jason worked in the New York museum and archives world for nearly eight years. He began his career as an assistant curator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, then started his own independent museum and archives consulting practice. Past projects include the award-winning exhibition  "Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War" (Museum of Jewish Heritage); the critically-acclaimed exhibition "Lincoln and New York" (New-York Historical Society); and archival projects for the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, Yeshiva University, and Museo Judio de Sosua in Sosua, Dominican Republic.  He has delivered many lectures at conferences and meetings in connection with his work, and has been interviewed for several publications and media outlets.

Outside of his public history work, Jason fronts the indie rock band Studio E. The band's debut CD is available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon.

He is originally from White Plains, New York, and received a B.A. in American Studies from The George Washington University. More information can be found on Jason's Personal Website.


 

 

 

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