Transcription and Multimedia Support for NPS Fort Hunt Oral History Project
Today, Fort Hunt is a picturesque affluent D.C. suburb, located alongside the George Washington Parkway and Potomac River. However, during World War II, it was home to a secret military installation called “P.O. Box 1142,” where highly classified intelligence programs were housed, and prominent enemy officers were interrogated.
The records of this project were classified for more than 60 years. In the early 2000s, a group of National Park Service (NPS) researchers began looking at the declassified documents at the National Archives and Records Administration and soon after they launched the Fort Hunt Oral History Project. They have interviewed numerous veterans stationed at the installation to further gain insight into this fascinating history, and they have set out to interview more veterans in the future.
NCC has proudly played a key role in preserving the materials for this important project. We have been responsible for re-digitizing the audio and professionally transcribing the materials in order to make them more readily available to researchers and the public. A sample selection of the interview audio and transcripts are available on the Fort Hunt Oral History website, with more to be added as they become available.
Since 1916, the NPS has maintained and protected more than 400 places covering over 84 million acres across the United States. The NPS employs nearly 22,000 people and attracts more than 275 million visitors every year. We have been privileged to support NPS with language and text solutions for the last year and a half, aiding this revered organization in maintaining a variety of multimedia formats, some of which are more than 65 years old.
We are grateful to have the opportunity of enabling communication and collaboration for the National Park Service, and we’re glad to take part in the preservation of the rich history of Fort Hunt.