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Collins, University of North Georgia Invite Veterans to Share Their Stories

Nov 4, 2019
Press Release

DAHLONEGA, Ga.—In honor of Veterans Day, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and the University of North Georgia (UNG) are partnering together to invite veterans to share their stories as part of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

The Veterans History Project is an archive at the Library of Congress that preserves narratives of veterans’ service through oral history interviews and documents such as photographs, letters, and journals so that researchers and future generations can better understand the realities of war by accessing these firsthand accounts.

Interviews will be filmed on Friday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library Technology Center of the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega Campus. 

Veterans can sign up for a recorded oral history interview by contacting Dan Mel in Rep. Collins’ office at 770-297-3388 or Dan.Mel@mail.house.gov.

Please note there are a limited number of spots available. Veterans who are unable to be accommodated for this event will be contacted for future events at a later date. 

The interviews will become part of the permanent collections of the Library of Congress and will be made available to researchers and the general public via the American Folklife Center Reading Room at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and the Veterans History Project website at www.loc.gov/vets.

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