The new Museum of American War Letters is making a range of communications from battle zones available.
In 1966, a Massachusetts mother of three began writing to young men serving in Vietnam. One became her most steadfast pen pal, writing her 77 letters over seven years.
M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.
For over 70 years, the letters lay undisturbed in the wreckage of the S.S. Gairsoppa, sheltered from the ravages of ocean currents by well-positioned mail bags. Now, conservators are piecing together these undelivered messages from the past.
Concerned about a friend or a loved one who may be feeling the winter doldrums? Try writing them a gratitude letter.
Our 7-Day Well Challenge will show you how to build on the healthy habits you learned during pandemic life.
How will you retain gratitude for the return to normal life? “I’ve come from 2020 to remind you not to forget,” my daughter wrote to her future self.
In 23,000 letters addressed to the North Pole, collected through a U.S. Postal Service program, wish lists from children across the nation reflect the strain of this year.
The festive season fell between two deadly waves of the deadly influenza outbreak. Families still gathered, often with empty chairs at the table.
Black artists didn’t wait around for institutional change. They are making it happen.
The program encourages postal customers to adopt letters and buy gifts for the children who send them. This year, because of the pandemic, customers will review the letters exclusively online.
Trump unleashed our inner Scrooge.
Going through a box filled with memories prompted me to find people I hadn’t spoken to in decades. Am I the only one whose social life has improved during the lockdown?
With a typewriter and a mailbox, a sidewalk project explores the art of consoling those who need good news.
They also mounted speakers that broadcast growling in the woods of Nova Scotia. It was all part of a psychological training exercise.
Pham Doan Trang was harassed for years by the Vietnamese police, even beaten. In a letter, she foretold her arrest and called for an end to one-party rule.
Democrats searching for a revenue source to spare needy New Yorkers from pandemic-caused cuts have an unexpected opponent: The governor.
Vague allegations against the Massachusetts congressional candidate offer a case study in how progressives navigate issues of sex and power in politics when judgment is often swift and unforgiving.
Between a pandemic and military training, so much for college love being casual.
More than 1,000 employees signed a letter criticizing the agency for “scant progress in addressing the very real challenges Black employees experience.”
Zoom calls and texts are emotionally draining, but exchanging handwritten notes can be sublime.
A few days after more than 150 cultural luminaries warned of a growing “intolerant climate,” another group responded with a pointed letter of its own.
An open letter published by Harper’s, signed by luminaries including Margaret Atwood and Wynton Marsalis, argued for openness to “opposing views.” The debate began immediately.
The letters my children and I used to send to and from camp were little shots of treasure, containing everything we would use to put our family back together at the end of summer.
Letter writing has helped people meaningfully connect during this time of isolation, grief and unrest.
A book critic laments the decline in proper correspondence, and recalls the great letters of Ralph Ellison, Jean Rhys, Samuel Beckett and others.
A letter from inside Marion Correctional Institution is the voice of those locked in cages and discarded during this pandemic.
The North’s Foreign Ministry disputed an assertion by President Trump and warned that his relationship with Kim Jong-un should not “be misused for meeting selfish purposes.”
In an age of oversharing and auto-fiction, reading a person’s correspondence still offers the best window into how a literary self is formed.
For over a week, my family has been caught in limbo, preparing for the worst.