The Mission of the VHP

 To Preserve, to Honor, to Educate

 

The national Veterans History Project was created in 2000, when the U.S. Congress voted unanimously to preserve and archive the oral histories of men and women who have served in any of our country’s wars or any civilian who supported the war effort in a significant way. The project, housed at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., collects and preserves the video interviews, photographs and documents of veterans from:

 

World War I (1914-1920)

World War II (1939-1946)

Korean War (1950-1955)

Vietnam War (1961-1975)

Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)

Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)

 

As an archive partner with the Library of Congress, Central Connecticut State University participates in the Veterans History Project by focusing on the oral histories of Connecticut’s residents. Photographs, military documents, field maps, journals, memories and letters are digitized and preserved, and videotaped interviews of Connecticut service members are conducted and archived. The vast amount of historical data collected is made available to veterans, students, scholars, and researchers via the internet at our website, www.ccsu.edu/vhp. All information is also preserved in the Library of Congress and at the CCSU Elihu Burrit Library.

 

Download the CCSU VHP Brochure

 


Help put faces to the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial!


National 'Call for Photos' campaign, which hopes to put faces to the 58,272 names memorialized on The Wall. The Center will have a Wall of Faces exhibit that will display all collected photographs.

In an attempt to ensure that 100 percent of Connecticut's fallen are remembered, the Veterans History Project at CCSU and the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs are working with volunteers and teachers to collect photos and remembrances of any of Connecticut's 612 who do not have photos on VVMF's Virtual Wall. For more information about the effort or to submit a photo for the Wall of Faces exhibit, please contact Eileen Hurst at 860-832-2976 or hursteim@ccsu.edu or visit http://vvmf.org/thewall to learn how to submit a photograph.

CT Veterans at the Wall

Total NamesPhotos Collected 
 612 


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