We are looking for old home movies or other footage from the 1950's and 60's. Any footage you provide will help us plan for a proposed film about Project Talent. We would be happy to digitize your movies at your request.
Please contact us at ProjectTalent50@air.org for more information. We appreciate your assistance!
The Project Talent team is looking for yearbooks for the classes of 1960-1963 from the schools that participated in Project Talent.
If you have a copy of your high school yearbook, please contact Project Talent at 1-866-770-6077 or by email at ProjectTalent50@air.org. Your yearbooks will be copied and returned to you with all associated expenses paid for by the project.
The largest & most comprehensive study of high school students in the history of the United States. More than 400,000 students from 1,300 schools across the country participated in 2 days of testing.LEARN MORE
Homer Hickam is a former NASA, a New York Times bestselling author, a Vietnam War veteran, a small town hero, and a Project Talent participant from Big Creek High School in War, West Virginia. His memoir, Rocket Boys, is an account of his youth spent designing and launching rockets with his friends in his hometown of Coalwood, West Virginia
In August of 1969, half a million people gathered in Bethel, New York to attend the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Some of the most celebrated musical artists of the era took to the Woodstock stage, including the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, and Jimi Hendrix. The lineup also included music legend and Project Talent participant, Janis Joplin.
In 1983, Project Talent participants were the subject of a groundbreaking study called Lives after Vietnam (Card, 1983). Approximately half of all males from the class of 1963 who participated in Project Talent either enlisted or were drafted into service during the early years of the Vietnam War.
Richard H. Dallas, TX
"I graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Texas in 1960. The teachers in my senior year had to be saints. They had dreaded having me in their classes because of my reputation as a class comedian and a general goof off." Read More
Judy P. TULSA, OK
"I was proud to attend Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which was awarded the Bellamy Award while I was there. I most remember my Chemistry and Physics classes." Read More
Lou N. AUBURN, NY
"I guess I should call the results of my Project Talent survey IRONIC. Results showed some disappointing scores in English grammar and usage. What's my career choice? English teacher, of course." Read More
Diane S. SOMERVILLE, MA
"Somerville, MA in the 1940's and 1950's was a unique place in which to grow up. A populous city of over 100,000, a short bus and train ride into Boston. The commercial courses at Somerville High trained me well for a secretarial position after school." Read More