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Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): Home at Last: A Look at World War I Homecomings - Dispatch August 2, 2017

A Library of Congress summer fellow working with Veterans History Project (VHP) World War I collections examined service members’ reactions to and challenges of leaving the battlefield and returning stateside to their loved ones. The fellow, Irene Lule, recently wrote a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” which highlights several reunion moments, including some of the veterans’ frustration with the modes of transportation and communication of the day. Lule also reveals why she found these stories detailing the human experience of war emotionally complex.

Updates from the Veterans History Project (VHP): Girl Crazy and Political: A Comparison of ‘Twenty-somethings’ Born a Century Apart- Dispatch July 24, 2017

A Library of Congress Junior Fellow working with Veterans History Project (VHP) World War I collections compared the mind-sets of her generation with those who were in the same age range 100 years ago. Fellow and recent graduate Justina Moloney, today wrote a guest blog post for “Folklife Today,” which highlights some of her discoveries, including one veteran’s letters to multiple “girlfriends,” and another’s strong views on the United States as an international superpower. Millennials and baby boomers alike may find Moloney’s post intriguing.

OHA international scholarship recipients announced

This year the International Committee received 14 International Scholarship Applications. Awards have been made to: Lorna Barton, Scotland Sophia Isajiw, Canada Hong Jiang, China Riikka Taavetti, Finland Cheryl Ware, Australia This month we will feature abstracts from Lorna Barton, Sophia Isjiw and Hong Jiang. Next month we will feature abstracts by Riikka Taavetti and Cheryl […]

Accompanying Staughton and Alice Lynd through Fifty Years of Oral History Practice

From Alice Lynd’s work We Won’t Go (1968), to their most recent co-authored book Moral Injury and Nonviolent Resistance (2017), the Lynds have revolutionized the field of oral history and have done so while keeping their commitment to social justice at the center of their work.  In the Saturday plenary at the 2017 annual meeting, the Lynds […]