In preparation for this exhibition, the curator wrote to a number of public figures who served in the Armed Forces during World War II, to ask for their recollections about ASE's. One of the fullest and most interesting replies came from writer James A. Michener. In his letter, Michener writes of his fondness for John P. Marquand's novel, The Late George Apley. He also notes that Kenneth Roberts's historical novels, such as Northwest Passage, later influenced his own.