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Pryor (H. Porter) Papers, ca. 1900's-1981

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Title

Pryor (H. Porter) Papers

Date

ca. 1900's-1981

Repository

University Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], H. Porter Pryor Papers, ca. 1900's-1981, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Scope and Content

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.

User Restrictions

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Louisville and there are no additional restrictions.

Collection Inventory

RG 208 Porter Pryor Papers
Photos
1) (3' x 5') Portrait of Lieut. F.B. Warren - field artillery Fisckes, 436 Market St., Steubenville, Ohio, 1918. /
[box: 1, folder: 4]
2) (1' x 2', nitrate negative) #30 "Shack" (soldier leaning on railing)
[box: 1, folder: 4]
Memorabilia (postcards)
--left hand group of postcards
1) La Grande Guerre - Etavigny (two soldiers at a monument inthe cemetery)
[box: 1, folder: 6]
2) War In the Somme British offensive - British soldier giving a drink to a German prisoner, 1914-15-16
[box: 1, folder: 6]
3) Brussels King's Hall
[box: 1, folder: 6]
4) Emprunt de la Libération, Les Vainqueurs de la Marne, 1914-1918
[box: 1, folder: 6]
Galde Langle de Cary Commandant d'Armée (portrait), 1914
[box: 1, folder: 6]
5) Emprunt de la Liberation... Marechal Foch Général Commandant d'Armée, 1914
[box: 1, folder: 6]
6) Drawing of a soldier. "On les aura!"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
7) Fourth Street, looking north from Custom House, Louisville, Kentucky, July 24, 1919
[box: 1, folder: 6]
8) "Ecole Massillon, Paris - Réfectoire"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
9) "Ecole Massillon, Paris - Parloir"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
10) "Ecole Massillon, Paris - Salle des Fetes"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
11) "Ecole Massillon, Paris - La Terrasse"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
12) "Ecole Massillon, Paris - La Chapelle"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
13) "Ecole Massillon, Paris - L'Ecole et le Pont Sully"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
14-25) These postcards are all from the series entitled "Panthéon de la Guerre"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
26) "Souscrivez au Iveme Emprunt et le drapeau tri colore, à Strasbourg annoncera au Monde le régne de la Paix, de la Liberté, et
[box: 1, folder: 6]
-- right hand group of postcards/ "Fetes de la Victoire"
Scope and Content Note:

(one package containing 21 postcards)

1-9) "President Woodrow Wilson in Paris... Decembre, 1918"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
10) "Biarritz - Effet de Vagues prés du Phare"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
11) "Biarritz - La Villa Belza et le Cote des Basques"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
12) "Biarritz - La Rocher de'la Vierge"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
13) Salons de Paris - reclining woman
[box: 1, folder: 6]
14-22) These are all from the series titled "Pantheon de la Guerre"
[box: 1, folder: 6]
(left hand group of postcards)
1) "La Belgique Historique - Waterloo" / Includes 10 postcards of buildings in Waterloo, early 1900's
[box: 1, folder: 7]
2) "Souvenir des Pyrénées"/ Includes 12 postcards ofscenes in the Pyrénées, early 1900's
[box: 1, folder: 7]
3) "Fountainbleau Chateau Ville Foret" / Includes 20 postcards in color
[box: 1, folder: 7]
-- (right hand group of postcards)
1) "Deauville"/ Includes 24 black and white postcards. The subject matter includes buildings in Deauville and other sites of interest
[box: 1, folder: 7]
2) "Pau"/ Includes 11 black and white postcards of scenes in the Pyrénées
[box: 1, folder: 7]
3) "Souvenir of my visit at Waterloo"/ Includes 12 black and white from a panoramic painting of the battle
[box: 1, folder: 7]
"Memorabilia (POSTCARDS)"
-- (left hand group of postcards)
1) "Zeebrugge - The Ruins of the War, 1914-18"
10 postcards. [box: 1, folder: 8]
2) "Souvenir de Blois"/ 12 postcards showing views of the city
[box: 1, folder: 8]
3) "Biarritz"
18 postcards. [box: 1, folder: 8]
-- (right hand group of postcards)
1) "Versilles et Les Trianons"
17 postcards. [box: 1, folder: 8]
2) "Fontainbleau Chateau-Ville-Foret"
40 postcards. [box: 1, folder: 8]
PHOTO ALBUM - "Memories of services abroad. The World War, 1914-1918"
Scope and Content Note:

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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