World War II Veterans of Mount Horeb

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The digital collection, World War II Veterans of Mount Horeb, is an effort to honor the sacrifices and achievements of Mount Horeb veterans and to ensure their place in local history. The collection brings together several types of materials: books, photographs, audio interviews, slides, and personal scrapbooks and memorabilia. The Mount Horeb Public Library began this project by personally interviewing willing WWII veterans. Each of these men and one woman has compelling stories to tell about serving their country during WWII. Many had the opportunity to take pictures of a 1940s war-ravaged Europe, which are also included in the collection. Our hope is that through the experiences and memorabilia of each person, we will be able to educate future generations about the past. Library customers in the South Central Library System will have access to the oral histories through circulation. Wisconsin residents and beyond will have streaming audio access to these files and other digital images through the online “State of Wisconsin Collection.”



World War II Veterans of Mount Horeb is a collaborative project completed by the UWDCC and the Mount Horeb Public Library. World War II Veterans of Mount Horeb was funded, in part, through a grant from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in 2009. These grants provide financial support for public libraries to digitize and make their local library resources available online. For more information about LSTA grants in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Division for Libraries and Technology or visit the LSTA grant Web site at