In honor of Veterans Day today, here are links to some wonderful digital collections of historic photographs, postcards, documents and other materials regarding our honored veterans.

Division commander, 84th Division, Maj. General Hale, with division staff and attached French officers, Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., November 21, 1917 (LOC)

  • Historic Government Documents from World War II from the Southern Methodist University Digital Collections
  • War Poster Collection (WWI and WWII) from the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division
  • American War Experience – Korean War from the Northeast Texas Digital Collections
  • Korean War Propaganda Leaflet Collection from the North Dakota State University Libraries Digital Collections
  • The Virtual Vietnam Archive from Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center and Archive
  • Central Connecticut State University’s Center for Public Policy and Research and CCSU’s Library have a fantastic Veterans History Project Digital Archive, full of oral history interviews with veterans.
  • The Library of Congress also has a good collection of oral history interview with veterans at its Veterans History Project Collection. “The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center 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. The Project collects first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following wars:

    – World War I (1914-1920)
    – World War II (1939-1946)
    – Korean War (1950-1955)
    – Vietnam War (1961-1975)
    – Persian Gulf War (1990-1995)
    – Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present)”

  • The U.S. National Archives has also been putting some wonderful pictures up on their Flickr stream tagged “Veterans Day”, including this iconic image:
  • New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square., 08/14/1945

Thank you for your service to our country, veterans!