The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans from World War I to the present. You can search by name, war, location, military branch, ethnicity, gender, etc.
Participate in the Veteran's History Project: if you or someone you know is a veteran, you can contribute your oral history to the Library of Congress Collection.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the 17 vol. Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from interviews with former slaves.