Inventory of the William Flournoy collection of World War I letters, leaflets, and other material 0041

Finding aid prepared by Natalie Camacho
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
2013 July

Title: William Flournoy collection of World War I letters, leaflets, and other material
Collection number: 0041
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.63 Linear feet 2 boxes
Date: circa 1916-1919
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.
creator: Flournoy, William

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


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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Soldiers--United States--20th century--Archival resources
World War, 1914-1918--Archival resources

Box 1, Folder 1

Note from Brown? about the letters

Box 1, Folder 2

Notice from Belgian Correspondence Office at Le Havre regarding communication between Belgian soldiers and their families living in invaded Belgium 1917

Box 2, Folder 1

Letter from Corporal Alfred V. Curtis to Mrs. N. N. Brown 1919 January 5

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters from Arthur B. Haley to Mrs. N. N. Brown 1918 April 8, May 17

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters from Joseph A. Mainus to Mrs. N. N. Brown 1918 October 30; 1919 January 12, February 10

Box 1, Folder 4

Notice (military correspondence to Rene Ystasse? regarding Belgian soldiers' free postage with the Allies 1917

Box 1, Folder 5

The Americans' Guidebook in France

Box 1, Folder 6

The American Soldier Alsace-Lorraine

Box 1, Folder 7

Authorised Guide to the Tower of London 1919

Box 1, Folder 8

A Buck on Leave: The Winter Garden Show of France 1919

Box 1, Folder 9

Carte Taride No. 1

Box 1, Folder 10

Carte Taride No. 3

Box 1, Folder 11

Casino Montparnasse

Box 1, Folder 12

The Castle of Blois: History and Description

Box 1, Folder 13

Chateau de Valencay American Officers' Club

Box 1, Folder 14

Chu Chin Chow: A Musical Tale of the East (program) 1919

Box 1, Folder 15

Collection des Cartes Taride

Box 2, Folder 3

Courses au Bois de Bologne 1919

Box 1, Folder 16

Empire Theatre: The Lilac Domino

Box 1, Folder 17

"Fit to Fly" (program) (2 copies) 1919

Box 1, Folder 18

Gertrude Elliot's Season

Box 1, Folder 19

Hullo America! (program)

Box 1, Folder 20

Inter-Allied Games 1919

Box 1, Folder 21

"Let's go!"

Box 2, Folder 4

Matinee de Gala (program) 1919

Box 1, Folder 22

The Mendelssohn Glee Club First Private Concert (program) 1919

Box 1, Folder 23

Pages of American Glory

Box 1, Folder 24

La Pantheon de la Guerre

Box 1, Folder 25

Pantheon of the War

Box 1, Folder 26

The Polish Colours on the French Front

Box 1, Folder 27

A Short Visit to the Hotel des Invalides and Musee de l'Armee 1919

Box 1, Folder 28

The Temple Bar Restaurant Menu

Box 1, Folder 29

Theatre Municipal Programme: Manon

Box 1, Folder 30

Tours and Surroundings

Box 1, Folder 31

The Army Field Notebook by Lt. Col. Howard R. Smalley (from Houston Flournoy - belonged to his father) 1918