ADOPT A VETERAN: The Veterans History Project at MTSU
The Albert Gore Research Center is an official partner in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (http://www.loc.gov/vets). To date, we have conducted and registered more than 250 interviews with the Library of Congress. These interviews are part of the Middle Tennessee Oral History Project. For information about these interviews, and to listen to the recordings, visit http://gorecenter.mtsu.edu/research/MTOralHistory.shtml.
The Albert Gore Research Center has also archived 139 interviews of veterans completed by MTSU students for class assignments. For information about these interviews, or to listen to the recordings, visit http://gorecenter.mtsu.edu/research/VeteransOralHistories.shtml.
The Veterans History Project is a public service as part of the mission of the Gore Research Center, but we depend on donations from the public to keep the project going. Costs include supplies, travel, and transcription fees.
This Memorial Day we ask you to consider a donation to adopt, symbolically, a veteran’s interview. With a contribution of just $50, donors can adopt a veteran, or adopt two veterans for $100, three for $150, etc.
To adopt a veteran, or two, or three, you may make your tax-deductible donation of $50 or more in one of two ways:
• Checks made payable to the MTSU Foundation and mailed to Director, Albert Gore Research Center, MTSU Box 193, 1301 E. Main St., Murfreesboro TN 37132. Please note on the check “Veterans History Project.”
• Donate online via the secure MTSU Foundation web site at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1092/development/index.aspx?sid=1092&gid=1&pgid=796&cid=1997. Just click the button for “Adopt a Veteran.”
For more information, visit http://gorecenter.mtsu.edu/AdoptVeteran.pdf.
Finally, if you know of a veteran who would like to participate by being interviewed, please contact oral history project coordinator Jim Havron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any veteran of any branch of service is now eligible to be included in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.