Launch of New IVCCP website - After many months of designing and testing the new IVCCP website was launch on December 27, 2014. Please have patience as we will be adding content and functionality in the months to come. Our first priority is to transfer nearly 400 Illinois student interviews from WWII, Home Front and other Illinois Veterans from the Illinois WWII Veterans Classroom website. Additional content to be added are: (1) Extensive Learning Resources (2) Downloadable Project Forms (3) Higher Quality Upload Cap
Acceptance of Multi Types of Military Media Projects - In addition, functionality has been expanded so this site well be able to accept artifacts collected and organized by students from any military action or war which may include documents, personal written, audio or video interview, diaries, letters, images, etc.
Partnerships - The IVCCP will continue its partnership with the US Library of Congress by contributing artifacts and personal veterans' interviews which meet the USLOC's Veterans History Project criteria as outlined in USLOC Brochure and USLOC VHP Field Kit . To date the IVCCP and IL WWII Classroom Project schools have contributed 375+ veterans personal interviews to the USLOC.
Illinois State Library - The IVCCP has partnered with the ISL since 2008. The ISL has provided training space, event space and is now working collaboratively with the IVCCP schools to historically archive 600 one-of-a-kind images from the WWII European Theatre. In addition, in the Spring of 2014 the ISL will be receiving duplicate copies of all 500 IVCCP veteran and home front interviews and documentation so they might be preserved within the Illinois Veterans History Project.
Weekly Updates - The IVCCP will continue to post weekly updates, so spread the word. The IVCCP has plans to continue to assist our present project schools and to continue to recruit student, teachers, schools and communities to participate and contribute to this wonderful project for many years to come.