Pryor (H. Porter) Papers
University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292
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[Identification of item], H. Porter Pryor Papers, ca. 1900's-1981, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.
An army foot locker containing personal papers and memorabilia from World War I and the peace negotiations that followed, kept by H. Porter Pryor of Louisville.
Notably photographs, illustrative materials, souvenir editions of US, French, and English newspapers, a map with pencilled combat lines, war poems (various authors, most printed), correspondence and official notices to Pryor from the U S Army and the US Civil Service Commission, correspondence to get him the position of field clerk. Also Miss Landau's eulogy, delivered February 15, 1981, at a memorial service.
(one package containing 21 postcards)
This is a collection of photographs taken in Europe during the First World War. The print sizes range from 1'x 2' to 3'x 5'. One of the largest groups of photographs in the album is the victory celebrations in Paris on July 14, 1919. Sixty photographs comprise this group. A group of sixty-three postcards are included at the end of the album (some are colored but the majority are not). Other subjects covered in the album are: Vienna, Austria, Switzerland, Berlin, St. Germain of the Seine Valley, Poland, Reims, Chateau Thierry in ruins; Paris - air-raid destruction, as well as landmarks (statue of Liberty), Versailles, etc. There-are photographs of soldiers which include Pryor.
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