World War II Free French Collection

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US US kmk P2014.09

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World War II Free French Collection


  • 1941-42; 1944 (Creation)


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Scope and content

The following 27 letters were donated in honor of Lt. General Richard J. Seitz by Alan G. Greer, husband of Patricia Seitz, the daughter of General Seitz.  The collection was donated in April 2014.
The letters describe military operations and diplomatic and political relations between Charles de Gaulle and the Free French resistance, and the British, 1941-1942; 1944.

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The letters are housed in one box.

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No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.

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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing full copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Languages of the material

  • English
  • French

Scripts of the material

  • Latin

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Custodial history

Alan Greer received the letters from P. L. Thyraud de Vosjoli (Filipe) afte they became good friends as a result of Greer and his law firm representing Filipe in a law suit against Leon Uris over royalties from a book, TOPAZ. 
Greer donated them to the Morse Department of Special Collections in honor of his father-in-law, General Richard J. Seitz.
The collection was assigned accession number P2014.09.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acqusition Source: Alan Greer
Acqusition Method: Donation
Acqusition Date: 20140401

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  • Citation: [Item title], [item date], World War II Free French collection, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Archivist's note

Finding Aid Author: Anthony R. Crawford and Laura Gonzales
Processing Info: Processing was completed by Anthony R. Crawford, Curator of Manuscripts and Laura Gonzales, student employee in 2014.

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Physical storage

  • Box: Box 1,