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Floyd H. Lea Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 54]

Identifier: 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.


  • 1917-1919


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.


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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.

Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Manuscripts and Archives

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