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Floyd H. Lea Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 54] Edit




  • 1917-1919 (Creation)


  • 0.10 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 14 items other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This collection contains a diary kept by Floyd Lea while overseas during World War I. It offers vivid pictures both of combat and its aftermath, as well as a harrowing story of a double train wreck that Lea experienced as he made his way home through France. This collection is organized into 3 series:  1. Diaries; 2. Ephemera; 3. Photographs.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Please contact the Saint Louis University Archives for details.

  • Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts and Archives

  • Preferred Citation

    Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections. Floyd H. Lea Manuscript Collection (DOC MSS 54).

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection provides good descriptions of combat in France as well as of the jubilation attending the armistice on November 11, 1918.  It also contains such typical soldiers' documents as call-up and discharge papers.