Press and Media Information

Press and Media Information
Background and Media Interview Availability 

The Seminole Historical Society Is Proud To Present

Mr. Andrew Carroll - Founding Director 
The War Letters Project
Chapman University

From ABC Evening News - May 2017 - The War Letters Project

Event Location

Date            :  Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Time            :  7:00 PM
Location      : 7464 Ridge Rd, Seminole, FL 33772 (Google Map Link)

The “Million Letters Campaign”

Starting in April 2017, historian Andrew Carroll embarked on the “Million Letters Campaign” to seek out and preserve at least 1,000,000 war-related correspondences from every conflict in U.S. history, from handwritten missives penned during the American Revolution to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Carroll is the founding director of the Center for American War Letters (CAWL) at Chapman University, and he will be traveling throughout the country and speaking at libraries, historical societies, museums, veterans’ organizations, military academies, civic clubs, places of worship, book stores, and similar venues to spread the word about why these writings are so important and, ideally, to encourage people to donate their war-related correspondences so that they will be preserved forever.

“These letters and emails help us to honor and remember the troops, veterans, and military family members who have served this nation. These are their words, their stories, their voices,” says Carroll, “and no one can tell their stories better than they can. I also hope this project will encourage service members and veterans to write letters to their loved ones about their experiences, even if they relate to events that happened years or even decades ago.”

Original letters are preferred, but photocopies and scans are also gladly appreciated.

Press Request:  

The Seminole Historical Society is attempting to reach out to the Tampa Bay veteran community and their families in advance of his appearance in order promote the donation or their war-related correspondences to the War Letters Project as part of Andrew Carroll's November 16th, 2017 appearance at our Museum.

We invite local print media, television and radio outlets to write stories to inform the local community about Mr. Carroll's appearance, while at the same time asking / inviting them to donate their family's war related correspondence materials for presentation to Mr. Carroll at the time of his appearance at the Seminole Historical Society.

War-correspondence materials can be dropped off at the Seminole Historical Society Museum on Saturday's between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Or, please contact the Museum via email - - to make other arrangements for pick-up, or mailing.

Videos and Background Information:

St. Petersburg, FL 33701  (Google Map Link)

To schedule an interview with Andrew Carroll please contact Jeff Etter via email at

Note - The principals of the American Freedom Distillery are all highly decorated retired members of America's Special Forces who served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  These retired military Special Operators were featured in the recent international documentary "Legion of Brothers" (  

Seminole Historical Society Contact Information

Program Director     :  Jeff Etter
Email Contact          :
Phone                      :  727-392-6325

Museum President   : Michele Abramo