Top of page

Program Veterans History Project

Contact and Visit Us

Have a question about Veterans History Project participation or collections?

Phone: (202) 707-4916 or (888) 371-5848
Fax: (202) 252-2046
Email: or,
use our Ask a Librarian service

Mailing address:
Veterans History Project
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4615

View our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Want to view VHP collections in person?

Floor plan of Thomas Jefferson Building showing the location of the VHP Information Center
View a large map showing the location of the American Folklife Center Reading Room

Our collections are available to registered readers in the American Folklife Center Reading Room.

You will need to schedule an appointment at least 10 days in advance of your anticipated visit. This includes family members seeking to view their veteran’s collection. Use our Ask a Librarian service to schedule an appointment.

If you are a first-time researcher at the Library of Congress, you will also need to get a Reader Identification Card, which you can do on the same day as your visit. Please see the For Researchers section of our website for more information.

Some collections can be viewed online. Please see our FAQ about viewing digitized collections

Want to visit VHP in person?

Coming to Washington, D.C.? Want to stop by to drop off a collection or speak with our staff? We welcome visitors and groups in our VHP Information Center located in the Thomas Jefferson Building, room LJ-G26. The center is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30–4pm, and Thursdays from 1–8pm, excluding Federal holidays or closings.

Please note: You do not need a Reader Identification Card to visit this location. Additional information for visitors is also available on the Visiting the Library website.