Records of War


This six-case exhibition explores the history of the United States' military conflicts through the lens of those on the frontlines.

This exhibition features original material from the soldiers, reporters, politicians, diplomats, and policy-makers who were at the center of these conflicts, ranging from the Spanish-American War to the Cold War.

The exhibition features photographs, correspondence, book drafts, articles, memorabilia, speeches, pamphlets, official military orders, and top-secret memorandums from such notable individuals as diplomat William Cameron Forbes, Secretary of the Navy and U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, journalist David Halberstam, Purple Heart-recipient nurse Francis Y. Slanger, television anchor Dan Rather, Wake Island heroes Cdr. Winfield Scott Cunningham and Major James P.S. Devereux, "father of the Green Berets" General William P. Yarborough, and convicted nuclear spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,

Located in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center on the fifth floor of the Mugar Memorial Library. The exhibition can be viewed during regular office hours, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM -5:00 PM.

Records of War