The purpose of the SVS is not just to hold an annual meeting, but also to pursue social, financial, and political responsibilities. In addition, the Society leads in research, training, education, and practice (ie, patient care). The current leadership of the SVS is dedicated to preserving the history of the Society. The History Project Work Group will execute the orders of the Society to develop a series of digital videography recorded interviews with leaders in vascular surgery to be made available to our membership. The information collected will form the basis for a book on the history of the SVS. The authors thank Brigid Kelleher, Assistant to the Chair, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, for her help in preparation of the manuscript.