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The Patriot Files has been added to the official list of the Founding Partners of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.



Here is a copy of the email sent:

Representative Ron Kind and Senator Richard Lugar have a message for the organizations that contribute interviews of veterans to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.



Here is the link to the message:

http://www.loc.gov/vets/partners/partners.html




Here is a link to the page listing The Patriot Files as a Founding Partner of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project:

http://www.loc.gov/vets/partners/california.html




Library of Congress statement concerning Founding Partners of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project:

List of Founding Partners
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress approaches an anniversary – its tenth year of collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich, one-of-a-kind oral histories of the men and women who left the comfort and safety of family, friend, and home to serve our nation. To date the VHP collection numbers more than 68,000.

This significant milestone provides us with an opportunity to thank you – the thousands of volunteers who contribute the stories that comprise the VHP collection. You and your dedicated service are the reason VHP has grown to the largest oral history program in the history of the United States.

As a way to show our gratitude for your role in the Veterans History Project, your organization will be included on the VHP website as a Founding Partner, which includes only the names of VHP Partners from its beginning to 2009.

Much remains to be done, and we look to the continued dedication and inspiration of VHP Contributors to collect the unique stories of the remaining millions of American wartime veterans.

Again, thank you.

Sincerely,

Ron Kind Richard G Lugar
United States Representative United States Senator



Announcing Founding Partners and Contributors

For the past decade the Veterans History Project (VHP) of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has been actively following its Congressional mandate to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans. To date, the Veterans History Project comprises over 68,000 individual collections that are available to researchers and the general public at the Library of Congress. Of that number, more than 7,000 are digitized and are accessible online through the VHP Web site.

VHP’s success is due to the dedication, inspiration, and diligent work of the thousands of organizational volunteers across the country who requested to be VHP Partners. They followed the guidelines and materials to record the one-of-a-kind personal recollections of America’s wartime veterans. These dedicated volunteers are now the official Founding Partners, an exclusive group listed on the VHP Web site.

Although VHP has reached this important 10-year milestone, much remains to be done. There are millions of American veterans living today, each with a unique story to tell. The only way VHP will be able to collect, preserve, and make accessible these wartime stories is through the continued dedication of volunteer contributors.
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