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War Stories Project Invitation

March 13, 2015

The Department of History at Angelo State University, supported by a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, invites West Texas residents to participate in a new historical preservation project, “War Stories: West Texans from World War I to the Present.”

The project’s goal is to collect and preserve the stories and experiences of armed forces personnel and their families with a West Texas connection, past or present. The result will be a digital archive to serve as a research resource for future generations and a memorial to those Americans who helped shape the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

The digital archive, which will be at ASU’s Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection, will include photographs, letters and other memorabilia, as well as oral and video interviews from military members, veterans and their families.

Dr. Christine Lamberson and Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, directors of the project and faculty in the History Department, are beginning to collect materials from community members. Those interested in contributing to the project should complete this online form.

For more information on the War Stories project, call the Department of History at 325-942-2324 or email warstories@angelo.edu