One of the earliest forms of Navigator correspondence is V-mail. V-mail (short for “Victory Mail”) was a mail process used by the Unites States during WWII for secure and cost-effective communication with soldiers stationed around the world.
In 1943 Dawson Trotman began utilizing this method of communication to pass along updates from the early Navigators ministry- including ministry initiatives, personnel news, marriages and births within the “Nav Family,” and encouragement from Scripture. He made sure to sign his first V-mail letter, “Yours for Victory through Christ, Dawson.”
Here in the History Department, we have recently begun extensive digitization efforts of many key Navigator documents, newsletters and publications. We are happy to announce that the complete run of Navigator V-mail letters is now available in a searchable, digital format for your general interest and research purposes. Please follow the link below to access these V-mail issues.