The North Dakota Veterans History Project continues to accept the stories of wartime veterans who live in or served from North Dakota. These stories illuminate individuals' experiences, enhance the understanding of these eras, and provide bridges between generations. With support from a grant through the General Services Administration, the State Historical Society of North Dakota was able to staff this project with a full-time coordinator. The coordinator position ended December 30, 2006.
You can still be a part of this important project. As a veteran who is willing to share your story for the project, or as a volunteer who is willing to conduct an interview, transcribe an interview, or identify a veteran who wants to be interviewed, you can still participate in this project. PDFs of sample questions, interviewing tips, project procedures, forms, and more information is available below.
The project was initiated by Congress and the Library of Congress has encouraged participation throughout the country. U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan is a strong proponent of the project and has promoted it both in North Dakota and nationally. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is a repository for oral history interviews and transcripts generated by the project and coordinated the project within North Dakota, actively working with Library of Congress personnel, Senator Dorgan and his staff, and with numerous involved organizations and individuals, including AARP-North Dakota, the North Dakota Department of Veterans' Affairs, the North Dakota Humanities Council, veterans' service officers, North Dakota veterans' organizations, North Dakota State University, Williston State College, Minot State University, education groups, and other volunteers and supporters.
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