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Chauncey Fleming Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 45]

Identifier: DOC MSS 45

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the World War I military service of Missourian Chauncey Fleming. It gives a good picture of daily life at an army base in Texas where draftees were trained to be soldiers. Fleming apparently never went overseas. The collection consists of correspondence among Fleming, his fiancee Myrtle Dustman, and his family members.  Also here are several photographs of Fleming and his army comrades.  Fleming describes his daily training activities--drills, inspections, clerical and hospital work--as well as his leisure pursuits and  his feelings about the war and his service.


  • 1917-1918


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.


0.25 Linear Feet

40 items other_unmapped

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The collection consists of only one series:  1. Chronological.  The arrangement is chronological.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts and Archives.

Chauncey Fleming Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 45]DOC MSS 45
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Repository Details

Part of the Saint Louis University Archives Repository

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri 63108 United States