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Veterans History Project

Photos from 2012 Veterans History Project


On Veterans Day morning, Friday, November 11, 2016, World War II, Korean War and

Vietnam veterans are invited to come to the Lake County courthouse in Waukegan to meet

with volunteer lawyers and have their oral histories recorded by official court reporters

who will produce transcripts of their interviews for the Library of Congress.  The typed


transcripts will be archived at the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress sponsored


project collects first-hand accounts of veterans from the wars as well as personal items


such as photographs, diaries, letters, etc. of the veterans, if  they so choose.



Not Only Veterans:

Civilians who were actively involved in supporting war

efforts (war industry workers, such as “Rosie the Riveter,”

USO workers, civilian flight instructors and pilots, medical

personnel, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable


2014 Veterans History Project


Photos from 2013 Veterans History Project


Benefiting Future Generations:

The first-hand accounts will be archived in the American

Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by

researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to

come, making accessible the personal accounts of American

war veterans so that future generations may hear directly

from veterans and better understand the realities of war.




To Volunteer or Attend:

Carol Cord
, a member of the Court’s Administration Office who can be reached at

847-377-3771, will be the main contact for this effort.  She is the mother of two war

veterans of the recent conflicts in the Middle East.  She will be coordinating the

volunteers, the veterans and courthouse personnel.  Any veteran interested in being

interviewed or anyone interested in volunteering to assist in this project should

contact Ms. Cord at their convenience.

2016 Veterans History Project

Friday, November 11, 2016

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