Finding Aid for the Christine Edwards Afghanistan War correspondence 2019.023.w.r

Wendy Gonaver
Center for American War Letters Archives
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866

Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Christine Edwards Afghanistan War correspondence
Creator: Edwards , Christine, Master Sergeant
Identifier/Call Number: 2019.023.w.r
Physical Description: 0.03 Linear Feet (2 folders)
Date: 2007
Abstract: This collection contains one letter from MSgt. Christine Edwards, USAFR to her daughter, and fifteen homemade cards from the daughter and her elementary school classmates.
Language of Material: English .
Container: Afghan/Iraq 1
Container: 9-10
Container: 1-2

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Christine Edwards


This collection is arranged by type of correspondence: cards sent to Christine Edwards are in one folder, and the letter from Edwards to her daughter is in another folder.

Preferred Citation

[Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Christine Edwards Afghanistan War correspondence (2019.023.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.
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Content Description

This collection contains one letter dated April 10, 2007 from Master Sergeant Christine Edwards, United States Air Force Reserve to her then seven-year-old daughter Erica Bargas during the Afghanistan War. Edwards writes about the heat and asks about life at home. She encourages her daughter to decode her "secret message" and to respond in code.
Also included are homemade cards from Erica and fourteen of her elementary school classmates that were sent to Edwards during her first deployment to Afghanistan in 2007. The children thank Edwards for her service and commend her for bravery. One child writes, "Ericas mom is at the woer" [sic]; another notes, "Erica is a good friend." Erica writes, "I Love You Mom You are the Best Mom evre" [sic]. Most of the cards are illustrated with American flags.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Afghan War (2001-) -- Correspondence