The Military Women’s Memorial Oral History Collection includes more than 1,400 oral histories of women who served in and with the U.S. Armed Forces from World War I to the present day.

Established in 2000, as the outgrowth of a book project by the Military Women’s Memorial staff, and a partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, the collection covers women’s service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard and their predecessors such as the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and Women’s Army Corps (WAAC/WAC), the Navy Women’s Reserve (WAVES), the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve (SPARs) and the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve. The collection includes women who served in the Reserve and National Guard components, those who deployed in combat operations, and those who served in peacetime.

Visit our online portal to experience our ever-growing digital collections or contact us to learn about other collection resources accessible by appointment.


The Military Women’s Memorial currently collaborates with partner organizations to collect, preserve and share the oral histories of America’s servicewomen. Please contact us if you are interested in sharing your oral history.

Learn more about preparing for and sharing your oral history here.

Download the required forms to accompany your oral history submission:
Consent and Release Form
Biographical Data Sheet