College & Community Relations

Aims students seek to make history with WWII Veterans archive

Submitted on: 04-22-2011

Students in Aims Community College's History Association are looking for World War II Veterans to interview for the club's WWII Veterans Archival History Project. "What the club does for this project is try to connect with veterans in Weld County who want to share their experiences from the Second World War," said club advisor and History Professor Clint Heiner. "Up to 1,500 World War II Vets die every single day, so we think documenting their experiences is an invaluable exercise and will also achieve the central goal of the historian, which is to preserve the past." Heiner and the students are conducting recorded interviews with interested World War II Veterans, and then compiling them into an archive, which will be placed in the Aims Kiefer Library. The archive will be available to families, students, and the community at large for purposes of research, genealogy, and overall awareness of the contributions of the Greatest Generation. Interested World War II Veterans who would like to be interviewed and included in the archive can contact Heiner at or 339-6442.

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