Making History Project
"Preserving Veterans' Stories"
501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Veteran Oral History Interviews Progress Report

veteran history interviews progress report

The Intern Team for the Making History Project is making some serious progress in editing and finalizing all the Veteran oral history interviews gathered so far.

This has been a massive undertaking for the graduate film students that make up the Intern Team. They have implemented an editing workflow that enhances the sound and color for the oral history interviews. On top of that, they got creative and made a very nice introduction for all interviews as well as enhanced information titles.

We cannot wait to begin uploading all these wonderful Veteran oral history interviews to the website and our dedicated YouTube channel. The next step will be to send the interviews to the U.S. Library of Congress and the University of Florida so they are archived for posterity. While doing that, a final copy will be sent to the Veterans to replace the raw interview they previously received. It is all coming together and we could not be prouder for these amazing results. Stay tuned for more updates shortly as the interviews are uploaded.

Finally, we continue to conduct Veteran oral history interviews even during this pandemic. Our last few interviews have been conducted remotely via Zoom with very good results.

If you would like to preserve your military service and experiences for your country and family, there is no better time than now. There are plenty of options and we can do this now without having to wait for a travel schedule or for the pandemic to end.

If you yourself are interested or you know of a Veteran that could be interested, please contact us.

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About Author

Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he is a full-time mediator and has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or

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