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The National Archives used to have a oral history program , but , as with all federal projects , it ebbs and flows with public interest. Many museums , private and otherwise have programs , but it all depends on funding. I've worked these projects and with Museums for many years (and I'm working on my MA on public history ) , but the best advice is 1) start locally as possible , with a state , museum or veterans organization (the more local , the more control and the less likely for this work to be disposed of later) 2) look to see whose "biting". All these projects depend on funding, and that depends on interest. Anniversaries ( the 50th anniv of this , or the 75th anniv of that ), often bring money. Thats a good time to strike.
And if all else fails , there is always self publishing , which for a few hundred dollars can produce a nice product , which can be distributed (sold) through veterans groups and specialty museums. (Cover the costs.) I've even heard of one young man who did it for his Eagle scout project. Good luck. As with all veteran stories , we need to get it out , before it's lost forever.
< Message edited by AW1Steve -- 11/10/2007 10:17:01 PM >
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