The Military Oral History Collection spans the World War II era through recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. All interview transcripts are presented in complete full-text format and many interviews also include online audio excerpts. The interview files and original recordings are housed in the VMI Archives.
The majority of the interviews were conducted by VMI cadets taking courses in military history and are part of an initiative sponsored by VMI's John A. Adams '71 Center for Military History and Strategic Analysis. The Center sees a significant advantage in involving VMI cadets as interviewers and cadets have used oral history techniques as part of their classroom work, for capstone and independent research projects, in prize competitions, and for summer internships.
If you have questions about this digital collection, contact the VMI Archives. If you would like additional information about the Adams Center and its programs, please contact Dr. Bradley L. Coleman, Director of the Adams Center, VMI Department of History.