EUGENE, Ore. — While the state of Oregon and indeed the nation honors veterans on November 11, one project at the University of Oregon is trying to preserve their stories.
The UO Veterans’ Oral History Project is headed by Professor Alexander Dracobly, and aims to document the military experiences of men and women associated with the University of Oregon and the wider Oregon community.
The project consists of interviews with both veterans and active duty service men and women. Interviews are conducted and transcribed by University of Oregon students enrolled in a class designed to support the project. The interviews are permanently housed in the archive at the University of Oregon’s Knight and audio files and full transcripts are available on the library’s website.
The project will continue throughout the school year. If you or someone you know would like to contribute or be interviewed for the project, you can visit their website by clicking here.