Clinton Larson military correspondence

Clinton Larson military correspondence

Dates: August 1918-January 1919

One (1) carton containing correspondence between Clinton Larson and Lillian Foster (Larson), with a small amount of correspondence from various authors, including family members and friends of Lillian and Clinton. Clinton joined the army and began training at an aviation camp in Waco, Texas, in early 1918, schooling at the Military School of Aeronautics in Austin, Texas, during April and May of 1918, and further training and army service at Kelly Field, Texas, from late May of 1918 to January of 1919. At Kelly Field, Clinton worked as the athletic director and track and field coach. During the summer of 1918, Clinton competed in various track meets, some on army bases in Texas, and others in the Eastern United States (New York City, Baltimore, etc.). In September 1918, Clinton attended a competition in New York, and then was married to Lillian Foster on September 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah, before returning to Kelly Field. This correspondence reflects these events and the experiences of Clinton in the army after his marriage to Lillian. The couple also discusses the impending end to the war and religious issues.

  • Extent: 22 folders
  • Call Number: MSS 7580 Series 5 carton 1 folder 3-12 carton 2 folder 1-12
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Clinton Larson papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Clinton Larson military correspondence; MSS 7580; Clinton Larson papers; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
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Genre / Form
Letters
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS7580
Finding Aid Title
Larson (Clinton) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by John Murphy, curator, and Audrey Spainhower, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-07-08T12:09-0600
Finding Aid Language
English


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Ryan Lee
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