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

Identifier: 0041

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.


  • circa 1916-1919


Conditions Governing Access

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

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.


0.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



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.


The collection is divided into correspondence and printed materials.

Inventory of the William Flournoy collection of World War I letters, leaflets, and other material
Natalie Camacho
2013 July
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Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States