Can Veterans History Project collection materials be used in publications or in exhibitions outside the Library of Congress?

Yes. Please note that all Veterans History Project (VHP) participants retain copyright for their materials; therefore, you must obtain permission from the veteran (or their next of kin) before using the interview or other collection materials in exhibitions or publication. The release form signed by a veteran only grants permission for Library of Congress usage.

If you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, VHP staff may try to help facilitate that process. Please contact us at or 888-371-5848 for assistance.

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