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.