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.
Library of Congress
James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4615
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)
(202) 707-4916 or (888) 371-5848