About

The Clemson Veterans Project was started to assist the Library of Congress with it’s own Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center. These projects collect, preserve, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans, as well as U.S. Citizens who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (war industry workers, USO medical personnel, flight instructors, etc.) so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. In order to assist the Library of Congress with this arduous task, Clemson University students conduct interviews and collect other materials accepted by the project then facilitate their digitization for Clemson University records before sending the original materials to the Library of Congress.

We are currently looking for new students to continue the program. Please contact Dr. Vernon Burton or Will Hines for course registration information.

If you wish to suggest an interviewee, enroll in the class, or provide assistance for the project, please contact:

Project Creator: Clemson 2014, Daniel Mack – dsmack@g.clemson.edu

Lead Student: Will Hines – whines@g.clemson.edu

Class Instructor: Dr. Vernon BurtonĀ  – vburton@clemson.edu

If you would like to collect an interview yourself to submit to the Library of Congress, please visit:

www.loc.gov/vets

All of this is possible through the Clemson University’s Creative Inquiry program.