A Cool Resource: Digital Collections in Veterans Hall

I’m preparing to teach a class that integrates literature and games about Vietnam into writing, and my excellent colleague Carl introduced me to Veterans Memorial Hall

Veterans Memorial Hall is a joint program of the St. Louis County Historical Society and the United States Military service veterans of northeastern Minnesota, with a mission to gather, preserve, interpret, and promote the rich and diverse human experiences of veterans, their families, and communities through museum, archival, and educational programs

Veterans Memorial Hall has moved to the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center (the Depot) and is maintained by the St. Louis County Historical Society and the military service veterans from the Arrowhead region. The speakers at the original dedication ceremony promised, “Your services to the country will be remembered so long as liberty is prized and the patriotic valor is remembered.”

Veterans Memorial Hall aims to honor that statement. We have collected more than 1,500 artifacts and 6,000 veteran stories. Today, we have one of the largest collections of military items and veterans’ stories in the state of Minnesota.

Stories can be found here.  If you know more local resources about Veterans, I’d love to hear them.

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Dave Lull

about 4 years ago

On the Genealogy page* of the Duluth Public Library's website are links to these two databases:

Duluth War Casualties - Index to articles published in Duluth newspapers on some military personnel from the Duluth area who were killed or captured during World War II and the Korean War.

Fold3 - Access U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Available to Duluth Public Library cardholders.

The Vietnam War is included in the Casualties database, and the indexing is nearly completed.

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