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Larry A. French Papers

Identifier: AppMs-0671

Scope and Contents

The Larry A. French Papers document French’s experiences as a soldier in the U. S. Army during World War I. The papers include a typed transcript of French’s reminiscences about his war service conducted as part of an oral history project in 1983. This is supplemented by a wartime letter of his mother’s, copies of military enlistment and discharge papers, issues of the army newspaper Stars and Stripes, souvenir postcards, and photographs. There is also a brief journal kept by Ward Tanner, a member of French’s outfit.


  • Creation: 1917 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.


0.25 linear feet

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Method of Acquisition

The Larry A. French Papers were donated to the Archives of Appalachia on July 27, 2004 by French’s son, Larry Thomas French, of Butler, Tennessee.

Separated Materials

A United States Army bayonet, circa 1918, was transferred to the B. Carroll Reece Museum.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Ned Irwin, and it was opened for research in November 2006.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA