The Veterans Book
is an artwork
created by Monica Haller (Guggenheim Fellow 2010). In 2005, motivated by a desire
to understand the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Haller began asking veterans
and others with first-hand experience to help her understand war from their
perspectives. After finishing her first collaborative artwork in book form
devoted to this research, Riley and His Story (Paris: Onestar,
2009), Haller began facilitating book-making workshops around the country
where veterans organize their personal archives of photographs and writing into
manuscripts, which are published as print-on-demand books and free downloads. These
books comprise the VBP library.
the generosity of The American Legion Fletcher-Pechacek Post 121, the UWRF
Chalmer Davee Library, UWRF Veteran Services, UWRF Veterans Club and individual
donors, a complete set of the books has been purchased for the exhibition. After the exhibition, the books will be
available through the Chalmer Davee Library.