To commemorate 50 years since the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, the Kansas Humanities Council is launching a multidimensional, statewide oral history project in partnership with the Library of Congress. Through oral histories and memoir, KHC will collect the stories of Kansans as they share their experiences, both at home and abroad.
At the end of the project, participating organizations will have the opportunity to submit their collected stories from veterans to the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project in Washington, DC.
12 partner organizations are collecting the personal stories of Vietnam veterans as part of the Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War project:
- Mary Cotton Public Library, Sabetha
- Do Good Productions, Leawood
- Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene
- Emporia Public Library
- Jetmore Public Library
- Kansas Studies Institute at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park
- KPR 91.5 FM, Lawrence
- Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita
- Newton Public Library
- Onaga Historical Society
- Salina Public Library
- Winfield Public Library
Questions? Contact Murl Riedel, KHC director of grants, 785/357-0359, grants(at)kansashumanities.org.