The Oregon Court Reporters Association and the Military and Veterans Law Section have joined forces to form an Oregon Veterans History Project. Working to create submissions to the Library of Congress, this partnership collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
OCRA volunteer court reporters and videographers record the interview and produce a transcript and DVD for submission to the Library of Congress, along with photos and other documents donated by the veteran. OSB volunteers conduct the interviews. The veterans receive a complimentary copy of the entire package. The oral histories are scheduled to occur the third Tuesday of each month, following the Military and Veterans Law Section meetings at the Bar’s offices.
The project is asking for OCRA members to volunteer to report or videotape an interview and, if you are a veteran, to be interviewed and give your oral history. To volunteer, please contact VHP coordinator Gretchen Magarro at gmagarro@LNScourtreporting.com or 503-299-6200.
Want to learn more? Download the brochure here: Veterans History Project Brochure.pdf