Members of the Sam Houston Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated over 100 veteran interviews to the Helen Hall Library’s history collection.

The overview

The interviews are of veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. They’re part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

The Daughters of the American Revolution have spent the last 14 years conducting interviews with these veterans. The library was the place some of those interviews were recorded, librarian Teresa Potter said in a video about the donation.

Quote of note

"We feel like history is extremely important,” Veterans History Project Chair Alice Braud-Jones said. “Our mantra is preservation of historical objects and records, education, and patriotism, and we feel this satisfies all three of those goals.”

What’s next?

Librarians are cataloguing and digitizing the interviews. Residents will be able to explore the collection in October.