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APSU receives grant funding veterans history

Austin Peay State University recently received a $50,000 grant to purchase an online server for the Veterans Oral History Program, which is associated with the Library of Congress.

On Dec. 15, retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, chief executive officer of the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation, presented APSU President Tim Hall a grant letter announcing the funding.
Austin Peay State University recently received a $50,000 grant to purchase an online server for the Veterans Oral History Program, which is associated with the Library of Congress.

On Dec. 15, retired Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, chief executive officer of the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation, presented APSU President Tim Hall a grant letter announcing the funding.

Peay is now superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute. He was commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during the first Gulf War. Subsequently, he was vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army and then commander-in chief of CENTCOM.

The server will be located in Woodward Library and operated by staff there. All of the oral histories will be uploaded digitally and placed online as part of the Veterans Oral History Project of the Library of Congress.

The project is a joint endeavor among APSU, the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation and the Pritzker Military Library, which is the actual source of the funding. The military library plans to use APSU's oral history project as a model for other oral history programs across the country.

For more information, contact Dr. Dewey Browder, professor and chair of history at APSU, by telephone at (931) 221-7924 or by e-mail at browderd@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger