TOPEKA – The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) is seeking applicants for Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War, an oral history and memoir project that will collect the stories of veterans, refugees, and those on the homefront. All Kansas nonprofit community organizations are eligible to apply.

To commemorate 50 years since the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, KHC is launching this multidimensional, statewide oral history project in partnership with the Library of Congress. Through oral histories and written memoir, community organizations will collect the stories of Kansans as they share their experiences, both home and abroad. These stories will be archived at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, as part of the national Veterans History Project. Deadline for applications is Oct. 27.

For eligibility and application instructions, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

“The Vietnam War was a turning point for the United States,” said Julie Mulvihill, KHC executive director. “This project brings it home and helps us consider the war’s impact on Kansas from the point-of-view of soldiers, civilians, and protesters.”

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information about Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War, visit www.kansashumanities.org.