Oral History Collection

The Oral History Collection contains the personal stories and military experiences of Wisconsin-connected veterans of World War I to the present day.  There are currently over 1,900 interviews in the collection. These interviews complement and extend the archival, library, and artifact collections of the museum.

Accessing Interviews
Many of our oral history interviews are cataloged. Please search the catalog.

We do have a backlog of interviews that are not cataloged, but can be located within our internal database. Contact the Oral Historian for assistance with these interviews.

Obtaining Interviews 
In-Person: Interviews and/or transcripts are available for research during WVM Research Center hours.

On-line: PDFs of some transcripts can be found under the veteran’s last name.

By Mail: CD copies of interviews are available for $10, plus $2 postage and handling. 

Participate in the Program

Click here to find out different ways to participate in the Wisconsin Veterans Oral History Program. 

Please contact the Oral Historian at oralhistory@dva.wisconsin.gov  for more information.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is an educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.