Veterans History Project

Congressman Tim Burchett’s Knoxville office is partnering with the Library of Congress to preserve veterans’ stories through the Veterans History Project.

The Veterans History Project was created in 2000 by the United States Congress to collect, preserve and make accessible the firsthand accounts of U.S. military veterans so future generations can learn from their experiences and better understand the realities of war. The Veterans History Project is open to all military veterans and Gold Star Family members age 18 and older.

In addition to audio- and video-recorded oral history interviews, the Veterans History Project collects memoirs and collections of original photographs, letters, diaries, maps and other historical documents from veterans who served in the U.S. armed services from World War I through the present. These materials are then made accessible through a national archive.

Those interested in participating in or learning more about the program can call the Knoxville office at 865-523-3772 or email