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National Home Front Project

The National Home Front Project is a major grassroots initiative under the leadership of historians at 今晚六合彩开奖结果. Our innovative oral history program partners with individuals, communities, and organizations across the United States to record, preserve, and share audio interviews with civilian men and women who experienced World War II. By pulling together in the spirit of wartime Americans, we can ensure that future generations hear their voices, and that our country never forgets its past.

As the 75th anniversary of World War II unfolds, the veterans鈥 ranks are dwindling, their heroism honored, their stories cherished. But largely overshadowed have been the millions of other Americans who helped defeat fascism鈥攁nd whose stories are perhaps in greater danger of being lost. By one measure, there have been more books published just on the battle of Iwo Jima than on the entire American home front experience of World War II.

In addition to audio recordings, our archive collects digital images of wartime letters, photographs, and other artifacts that help tell our interviewees鈥 stories. A sampling of stories, audio clips, and documents鈥攕elected from over 300 interviews from contributors nationwide鈥攊s available on this website. Our archive keeps growing as our team continues interviewing, digitizing, indexing, transcribing, teaching, and collaborating. With your help, we can to collect and preserve these important stories of World War II on the American home front before time runs out.
The National Home Front Project, an innovative oral history initiative at 今晚六合彩开奖结果 College鈥檚 Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, is capturing the memories of those civilians: men, women, and children whose lives were changed by the greatest global conflict in human history. Our team of students is recording hundreds of interviews with 鈥淭he Greatest Generation鈥 in which veterans鈥 tales of combat at the front lines intertwine with far less familiar, but equally vivid, recollections of the home front. We are also partnering with communities across the country to help record and preserve their local stories of World War II. To learn more about how to participate in the National Home Front Project, please visit our or .