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Always Coming Home project

Identifier: COD0000032-ACC 2011-0001

Always Coming Home: The American Female Veteran Experience Archive is designed to provide ongoing documentation of the diverse combat and service situations women in the military face as well as recording the experiences of the increasing numbers of female veterans whose return to civilian life has been affected by their years of service. Women veterans are interviewed, on video, and invited to share their reasons for joining the military, their experiences while in service, and the opportunities and setbacks they have faced upon return to civilian life. This project includes the short documentary “Soldier Girl.” There are currently 46 interviews in the archive, some of which can be viewed online.


  • 2010-2012



Portions of this collection may be viewed online; the remainder may be accessed upon request.

For more information contact curator Lydia Pappas at

Copyright and Use

Copyright University of South Carolina. All rights reserved.


35 tapes

1.5 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections. 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cathy Brookshire in 2011.


Oral History.


Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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