Monday, April 17, 2006

The Legacy Project: Letters on Display

The Legacy Project: Letters on Display is a volunteer effort to collect, preserve, and display letters and e-mails from American soldiers at war. Links are given to websites featuring letters gathered by the project, as well as preservation advice like this:
Troops are very modest about what they write and might not think that their messages are significant. But even their most seemingly "mundane" e-mails might offer some small insight into what they are going through while far from home.
What is most admirable about the Project is that it is both retrospective and ongoing—something we family historians should appreciate.