Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project

(photo courtesty of Library of Congress)

Sign up! Submit your information here:

Or call my office at 858-455-5550.

About the Project

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Stories can be told through personal narrative, correspondence, and visual materials
The Project collects first-hand accounts of
U.S. Veterans from the following wars:

  • 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)

In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.

How did the Veterans History Project start?

The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000. The authorizing legislation (Public Law 106-380), sponsored by Representatives Ron Kind, Amo Houghton, and Steny Hoyer in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senators Max Cleland and Chuck Hagel in the U.S. Senate, received unanimous support and was signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on October 27, 2000.

How to Get Involved & Share Your Story

Sign up by submitting your information here:

If you have questions -- contact my San Diego office at 858-455-5550.

After signing up my office will connect with you to set up a time to record your first-hand account which will be included in the Library of Congress' archives for future generations of Americans.

Note: Given the initial influx of veterans wishing to participate, it may take several weeks to set up an interview.