Genealogy In Georgia: Focus on Repositories
Atlanta History Center & the Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project at Atlanta History Center seeks to collect oral histories of American war veterans who served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, and civilians who served in their support. Atlanta History Center will consider other materials such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies from these participants on a case by case basis.
Atlanta History Center preserves and makes accessible these accounts so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better appreciate the realities of war and the sacrifices made by those who served in uniform during wartime. The interviews preserved at the Kenan Research Center are created in partnership with the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center. Since 2000, the Library has collected interviews of veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts. The History Center is a founding partner and to date has contributed over 400 interviews of veterans in Metropolitan Atlanta with the invaluable assistance of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association.
The collection can be viewed here:
Veterans History Project- Atlanta History Center
Digitization and cataloging of this collection is made possible by grants from the Scott Hudgens Family Foundation, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, and the Atlanta Chapter , National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.