Larry A. French Papers
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.
A United States Army bayonet, circa 1918, was transferred to the B. Carroll Reece Museum.
The collection was processed by Ned Irwin, and it was opened for research in November 2006.
- Tanner, Ward (Person)
- United States. Army--History, World War, 1914-1918 (Organization)
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