The phrase “my one and only” or the acronym O.A.O. was often used by soldiers during the Second World War to describe their sweethearts back on the home front. The phrase signifies the love and adoration these couples felt toward each other, and can dictate the love between couples throughout all times of war. “My
Dr. Jana Remy, Associate Director of Digital Scholarship at Chapman University, began the “Making History” podcast ten years ago when she realized her passion for the craft of history-making. Specifically the archival process of historians. Now, partnering with the Center for American War Letters Archive (CAWL), Jana and our very own Digital Humanities and Science Librarian, Dr. Doug
Looking for a fun summer activity here in Orange? Look no further! Visit the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University! Spend your time on campus exploring our many exhibits and displays. Ranging from our Tiki in Orange County exhibit to our display of Chapman University staff artwork in the Leatherby Libraries’ Hall of Art, there is
Over 200 people visited the Leatherby Libraries on Saturday, April 15, 2017 for the book launch and signing of Louie, Take a Look at This! My Time with Huell Howser, by Luis Fuerte. Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-award-winning former cameraman for the widely popular Huell Howser show, California’s Gold. The program started with a panel
At the Leatherby Libraries, we have an interview series hlighting the work our amazing librarians accomplish each day. These interviews help inform the community about all the different areas of the library and all the services we have! Now, we’re doing the same with our hard-working interns. Rob Strauss, our Special Collections Intern, was kind enough
The Center for American War Letters has correspondence dating back to the Civil War and many letters from the major conflicts of the 20th century, but there are also some letters from the Spanish American War, which occurred just before the turn of the 20th century. While reading through some of these, the date on
Visit the recently opened Center for American War Letters Reading Room in the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries. In the room you will find a variety of things to interest you including a display devoted to the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII, banners on the wall highlighting examples of letters from each major American conflict,
The director of Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters, Andrew Carroll, was recently featured on “Where We Live,” a radio show from the Connecticut public radio station WNPR. Carroll’s interview was part of a larger segment focusing on letter writing in general, the history of letters and the practice of letter writing in contemporary culture.
Visit the exhibit “World War Two: The Pacific Theater” in the Leatherby Libraries beginning in September. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception on the very anniversary of V-J Day – Wednesday, September 2.