SJCPLS Veterans History Project

vhp logoThe United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The mission of the Veterans History Project is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American wartime veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

The St. Johns County Public Library System is proud to partner with Haven Hospice to bring this oral history service to local veterans. The typical interview lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. If you would like to to be matched up with a volunteer interviewer to record your story, please sign up!  You will have the option of sending a copy of the recording to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, keeping a copy here in St. Johns County libraries, having it posted online for others to easily access, or simply having one copy for yourself. Or all of the above!

Please contact one of the following for more information:

Amy Ackerman (Main Library) 904.827.6940 aackerman@sjcfl.us
Mikki Sampo (Anastasia Island Library) 904.209-3730 msampo@sjcfl.us
Kathy Furney (Haven Hospice) 904.810.2377 jkfurney@havenhospice.org

Volunteers needed!

The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to interview, record, compile, and donate materials. All are encouraged to participate: veterans, civilians, adults, young people, men, women, scholars, students, amateurs, and experts.  In turn, participants can rely on the Library of Congress to preserve, catalog, and share these collections now and in the future. By taking part in the Veterans History Project, you are helping to make history! Sign up now!

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