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Collection of the Month


For our latest collection of the month, the VHP has selected Robert John Weisel. Mr. Weisel served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was a Captain (O-3). He served time in Da Nang, Chu Lai and Ky Ha, Vietnam. He continued to serve his fellow soldiers by volunteering his time to collect the oral histories of veterans for the VHP here at CCSU. Although he passed away this past November he lives on through his own oral history and those he collected. By accessing our search engine and typing Weisel into the last name field, you can listen to his interview as well as view his materials.


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The Mission of the VHP

To Preserve, to Honor, to Educate


The national Veterans History Project was created in 2000, when the U.S. Congress voted unanimously to preserve and archive the oral histories of men and women who have served in any of our country’s wars or any civilian who supported the war effort in a significant way. The project, housed at the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., collects and preserves the video interviews, photographs and documents of veterans from:


World War I (1914-1920)

World War II (1939-1946)

Korean War (1950-1955)

Vietnam War (1961-1975)

Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)

Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)


As an archive partner with the Library of Congress, Central Connecticut State University participates in the Veterans History Project by focusing on the oral histories of Connecticut’s residents. Photographs, military documents, field maps, journals, memories and letters are digitized and preserved, and videotaped interviews of Connecticut service members are conducted and archived. The vast amount of historical data collected is made available to veterans, students, scholars, and researchers via the internet at our website. All information is also preserved in the Library of Congress and at the CCSU Elihu Burrit Library.


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