What comprises a Veterans History Project collection?
The Veterans History Project (VHP) accepts first person narratives in the forms of original unedited audio/video recorded interviews, photographs, letters, diaries, journals and unpublished memoirs that meet minimum requirements and pertain to the service of U.S. military veterans. Materials collected must fall within VHP’s 30-20-10 Rule. Materials that fail to meet at least one of the following minimum requirements will be returned to the contributor.
- 30 minutes is the minimum length required for recorded interviews; and/or
- 20 pages is the minimum number of pages required for original memoirs, diaries or journals; and/or
- 10 items is the minimum number of original photographs and letters.
Participants only need to meet one of these criteria to begin a collection.
Gold Star Families Participants
For those participating under the Gold Star Families Voices Act (Public Law 114-246), 30 minutes is the minimum length required for recorded interviews, and we strongly encourage donation of letters, original photographs and other two-dimensional materials of the deceased service member.
Additional Ways to Contact Us
Send written correspondence to:
Veterans History Project
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20540