Meeting Jane and Emmett: Gender Roles, War, and Society

How do relationships change during times of conflict? What purpose does the written word serve in creating, faciliating, and maintaining those relationships? What do private letters tell us about society?

The exhibits that follow encourage readers to ask difficult questions and think critically about World War II through the pens of Emmett and Jane Boyd. Readers should keep in mind that the letters and memorabilia read is only a snippet of the material in the collection. 

In fact, the exhibits that follow serve as preview to the potential of the project in the future and the potential of other projects in the same type of vein.