PROGRAM: Veterans Oral History Project

Presented by:
Maryland Humanities
Current Initiative: Standing Together National Partner: NEH Local Partner: Colleges and Universities, K-12 Institutions Subject: War/Veterans Audience: Educators, K-12, Veterans

Since 2015, students at Southern High School in Anne Arundel County have conducted oral history interviews with Vietnam War veterans and Vietnamese immigrants who experienced the war. Prior to the interviews, the students first receive training in oral history techniques in classroom sessions with oral historian Dr. Barry Lanman of the Martha Ross Center at UMBC.

The transcripts of the interviews are housed at the Maryland State Archives and the project is showcased at annual community events.