The 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. The project, housed at the U. S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and at CCSU, collects and archives the taped 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)
In September 2005, CCSU became an archive partner with the Library of Congress. The University is privileged to collect and preserve the oral histories of our country's veterans. All interviews conducted by CCSU students and volunteers are archived in the Special Collections at the CCSU Elihu Burritt Library and open to the public.