Write Again Soon: Letters from World War II
December 4, 2014 - April 15, 2015
Biddeford Campus Art Gallery
An exhibit created by UNE undergraduate history students opened at the Biddeford Campus’ Jack S. Ketchum Library on December 4, 2014. The exhibit features images and letters from World War II, with interpretive text researched and written by students. It encompasses three different themes: The Homefront; Frontlines; and Romance and relationships in WWII. Students researched primary source material from the Randall J. Cushing Collection, a collection of original letters housed in the UNE Jack S. Ketchum Library. The Cushing Collection houses more than 2,000 letters from both World Wars, written by a variety of people including flight nurses, fathers, mechanics, mothers, students, Mainers, priests and salesmen. These documents were gathered by Randall J. Cushing, a University of New Hampshire alumni and local contractor, whose hobby was collecting rare books and war memorabilia. The Cushing family gave his collection to UNE after his passing.