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Briana McGuckin
Elihu Burritt Library
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: 860.832.2062

The Veterans History Project at CCSU is an oral history project within the Governor William A. O'Neill Endowed Chair in Public Policy and Practical Politics.

Congressman John Larson voices his support for the CCSU VHP.


Gary Sinise and the VHP


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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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