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Stewart Menking Iraq War correspondence and memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-141-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence sent by 96 service members to Stewart Menking, during and after the Iraq War. Also included in the collection are various memorabilia sent to Menking, including flags, pins, and key chains pertaining to the Iraq War.

Many of the authors thanked Stewart for the organization of the "Adopt-an-Eph" program that had volunteers send care packages and letters of support to the service members touring in Iraq. The correspondence expressed gratitude for the various donations. Members also gave brief biographies of themselves as well as information on where they were serving. Some of the locations included Baghdad, Kuwait, Fallujah, and Balad.


  • 2003 October 10 - 2016 August 28

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

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.

Biographical / Historical

In 2004, Stewart Menking founded the program Adopt-an-Eph that provides apolitical support to Williams College alum who are deployed. The program provides support by sending care packages, letters, and greeting cards to those serving.


1 Linear feet (6 folders, 2 boxes)

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This collection contains correspondence and memorabilia from various authors to Stewart Menking during the Iraq War.


This collection is arranged by author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stewart Menking

Finding Aid for the Stewart Menking Iraq War correspondence and memorabilia
Emily Olague
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States