Flournoy (William) collection of World War I letters, leaflets, and other material Edit


Finding Aid Author
Natalie Camacho
Finding Aid Date
2013 July
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  • circa 1916-1919 (Creation)


  • 0.63 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 boxes

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  • Abstract

    This small collection, gathered by William R. Flournoy, father of former California State Controller Houston Flournoy, consists of letters from the front; leaflets from points-of-interest in England and France; copy of an Army field manual belonging to Flournoy.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], William Flournoy collection of World War I letters, leaflets, and other material, Collection no. 0041, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • Arrangement

    The collection is divided into correspondence and printed materials.

  • Scope and Content

    This collection consists of letters, programs, and pamphlets written during and after the First World War. The letters are from American soldiers and from the Belgian Correspondence Office. Most are addressed to Mrs. N. N. Brown, whose family appears to have provided support to American troops in the form of correspondence and care packages. The military notices provide information regarding communication between Belgian soldiers and their families. The programs and pamphlets in the collection are for plays and musicals, as well as for tourist attractions for American soldiers in England and France. The Army Field Notebook by Lt. Col. Howard R. Smalley provides information for officers about different aspects of military life, including equipment, first aid, and transportation. It contains notes and personal information written by William R. Flournoy.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.