Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center - Vietnam War Veterans
Scope and Contents
"The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The authorizing legislation (Public Law 106-380), sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind, Amo Houghton, and Steny Hoyer in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel in the U.S. Senate, received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000.
AARP is the founding corporate sponsor of the Veterans History Project. In addition to providing initial major funding for the Project, AARP also spread the word to its legion of volunteers and almost 37 million members, encouraging them to get involved. Numerous state chapters have also been involved in the Project.
The Veterans History Project is made possible by the generous support of the United States Congress."
- Event: 1961 - 1975
- 2002 - 2004
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley assumes no responsibility.
Conditions Governing Use
"All Veterans History Project participants (both interviewees and interviewers) retain the copyright to their materials. As a publicly supported institution, the Library of Congress generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Permissions need to be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication." http://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-questions.html#background4
Materials in our collections may be protected by copyright. Publication, transmission, or reproduction of items protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Whenever possible, accurate information about the copyright status of material is provided in the item record and/or documentation for material in the collection. The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright or other use restrictions and obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. Additional information about copyright and fair use is available via the Library's Copyright Guide at https://utrgv.libguides.com/copyright
.42 Linear Feet (Document box)
1 Folders (Legal)
25 Items (DVD cases)
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Existence and Location of Originals
The Library of Congress, American Folklife Center - http://www.loc.gov/vets/vets-home.html
Alphabetical list of all veterans/civilians featured in the Experiencing War Web site (Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress) - http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/alphalist.html#v
Experiencing War (Hispanics in Service). Whatever their individual backgrounds before they came to serve their country, the Hispanics in these collections all found opportunities without impediments by donning the uniforms of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. - http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-hispanicveterans.html
The Library of Congress has established procedures for obtaining copies of all of its collection materials for a fee. Information about the request process and currently associated fees are available online at http://www.loc.gov/folklife/recordering.html.
Existence and Location of Copies
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (legacy institutuion The University of Texas Pan American) is a partner archive, and as such holds copies of the video recordings of local veterans who participated in this project.
Please contact University Library, Special Collections and University Archives at (956) 665-2726 or via email at email@example.com for more information and requests.
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Veterans--Texas--Interviews. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Janette Garcia. Revised by Deandra Portner.
- Revised 2018 February 7.
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