Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Grant County (Indiana) Veterans Oral Histories made available in Digital Media Repository!

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The Grant County (Indiana) Veterans Oral Histories collection provides online access to digitized audio recordings and transcripts of 64 oral history interviews with U.S. military veterans from Grant County conducted by Marion High School students between 1998 and 2004.

The veterans interviewed for this project served in World War II, Korea, Southeast Asia and Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Kosovo, Grenada, Fort Knox, and Desert Storm.

The oral history project was directed by Marion High School teacher William F. Munn. Physical copies of the audiotapes and the original transcripts are housed in the Marion Public Library's Indiana History and Genealogy Services. The digitized oral history transcripts in this collection are full-text searchable.

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This is a collaborative project between the Ball State University Libraries and the Marion Public Library. This project is part of the Indiana Memory Digital Library and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.

For more information, contact Archives and Special Collections at 765-285-5078 or libarchives@bsu.edu.

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