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Carroll P. Crosby WWI diary, 1918

Identifier: 2012-024

Scope and Contents

An original manuscript diary kept by Carroll P. Crosby, recording his service during World War I. Also includes his accompanying address book with the names and addresses of fellow soldiers, nurses, French civilians, and young French women, as well as notes. Crosby's account begins in January 1918 and continues until the end of the year, when he returned to the United States from France.
Crosby was a PFC in Co. F, 101st Engineers. he describes a number of battles, in the trenches, repairing barbed wire fencesm observing aerial dogfights and bombings, spemding time in local villages, ;ater getting gassed by the Germans with his subsequent hospitalizationm celebrating the Armistice, as well as the tediousness, boredom and homesickness.


  • 1918



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Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Carroll Crosby was a WWI American doughboy from Massachusetts. He served on the western front in France and was hospitalized after being shelled and gassed by the Germans.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Tavistock Books, March 2012.

Physical Description

2 volumes. Diary: two printed dates to each page. Address book has pages for a small weekly diary (1918, not used), maps, calendar and census figures for American towns. Entries in both ink & pencil. Black leather binding, AEG, "The Keystone Diary." Binding shows wear with address book lacking leather to covers. Diary lacks leaf for January 1 (entries for this date are present on preceding blank. Overall Good to Very Good condition.



Carroll P. Crosby WWI diary and address book, 1918
Alison Greenlee
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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