Ruby Lynch, Laura Martin, Ella Hannaford, and Abby Shumway participated in a Veterans History Project (VHP) workshop today at the University of Southern Maine.
The Library of Congress started the VHP to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (pictured with students) helped bring the workshop to Portland. Students learned about oral history interview techniques and how to properly prepare a VHP submission. The workshop was taught by Molly Graham, an oral historian previously with the Wisconsin Military Museum and Rutgers University.