This collection consists of items donated by World War II veterans in conjunction with their oral history interviews conducted by the American West Center. This collection is ongoing, and items will be added periodically.
The American West Center, at the University of Utah, is involved in a nationwide effort to preserve the stories of men and women who witnessed the events of World War II. This oral history project, Saving the Legacy: An Oral History of Utah's World War II Veterans, has the mission of interviewing veterans living in Utah and the Intermountain Region. The American West Center later expanded their mission to include all war veterans.
The Veterans Day records (1998-2003) contain materials related to annual Veterans Day events held at the University of Utah, including correspondence, budgets, lists of honorees and nominees, photos of the celebration, and media information.