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Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Women Veterans Research

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  1. Where do I find research studies and surveys on women Veterans?

  2. How and where do I find historical information on women Veterans?

  3. How do I locate statistics on women Veterans by state and nationally?

  4. Where do I locate legislation on women's and related issues?

  5. How do I get the names of local Veterans in my area to interview for a school project?


1.  Where do I find research studies and surveys on women Veterans?

The Center for Women Veterans maintains a research page with links to VA research on women Veterans, opportunities to participate in VA research, relevant research articles and collections, demographic information, and more.

2.  How and where do I find historical information on women Veterans?

Contact the Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) External link to a non-government website located at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

3.  How do I locate statistics on women Veterans by state and nationally?

VA provides statistics and demographic information on various Veteran populations.  Additional statistics are available by state.

4.  Where do I locate legislation on women's and related issues?

You may access legislative information and follow up on Congressional bills at the Library of Congress website External link to a government website.

5.  How do I get the names of local Veterans in my area to interview for a school project?

Veterans Service Organizations are available in most communities and can be located through an online search or phone book yellow pages; they may be able to connect you to a local Veteran willing to be interviewed.  Examples of organizations include AMVETS (American Veteran), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW).

The Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project External link to a government website maintains an extensive collection of oral histories that you may access and/or add to.

WIMSA External link to a government website also has a collection of oral histories.  In addition, they can help arrange for members to either speak at civic or educational events or to be interviewed about the Women’s Memorial, a specific era, or women in the military.  Contact the Public Relations Department at 1-800-222-2294 or 703-533-1155 or visit WIMSA External link to a government website.