Veterans History Project

This IS What We Do – Veterans History Project

Veterans History Project
US Library of Congress

The Making History Project, a non-profit organization, supports the Veterans History Project by sharing our Veteran oral history interviews with the US Library of Congress.  Preserving the memories of our Veterans, old and new alike, is an important mission for the Making History Project.  We are focused on gathering as many oral history interviews of World War II Veterans as possible so their stories are not lost.  Only through the deliberate preservation of these stories, by a video oral history interview, can future generations be assured of hearing directly from these honorable warriors.

If you are a Veteran or know of a Veteran that would be interested in giving an oral history interview, we would love to hear from you.  Likewise, please contact us if you would like to volunteer and help the Making History Project.  There is plenty of work to do and no effort is too small.  We can always use help scheduling Veteran interviews, operating interview equipment, editing and transcribing interviews, research and writing for the website, fundraising and marketing, and working on special projects.

Please take a moment to watch the public service announcement from the US Library of Congress as to why this is important and how you can also help:

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About 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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