Archive of Modern American Warfare (AMAW) seeks digital media

Archive of Modern American Warfare (AMAW) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock collects and preserves records that document America’s involvement in military actions after 1975, such as Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operations Provide Relief and Restore Hope, the Kosovo War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. The Archive encompasses issues regarding national security, military and government intelligence, homeland defense, the development of new military technologies, diplomacy, and the personal experiences of American servicemen and women.

The AMAW is seeking donations from military veterans. The Archive is particularly interested in collecting digital material such as emails, blogs and other personal websites, text and instant messages, word processing documents, oral histories, digital photographs, digital videos, and digital audio recordings. These materials are of vital importance because digital materials are more susceptible to deterioration over time than are paper records, yet both are equally valuable for the historical information they contain. The Archive also collects traditional archival material, such as correspondence and artifacts.

For more information, please see the  AMAW brochure 

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