Ken Burns: Library of Congress, PBS, and Ken Burns Team Up to Gather Oral Histories

Historians in the News

In an April 17th press release, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project reported that it has teamed up with PBS and Ken Burns to promote a national effort to interview and record “first-hand recollections of the diverse men and women who served our nation during wartime”. The spark for this effort is Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary series on World War II, The War, scheduled to debut on September 23, 2007. The Veterans History Project has been collecting oral histories since 2000, and has currently gathered over 45,000 individual stories....

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