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Lynn Montross Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: circa 1962

Biographical History

Lynn J. Montross (1895-1961) was a United States Marine Corps historian and specialist in military history, best known for his War Through the Ages (1960). He served in the American Expeditionary Forces for three years during World War I and was a freelance writer for the Chicago Daily News.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lynn J. Montross Papers contains correspondence, scrapbooks, research notes, published and unpublished articles, manuscripts and other material. The collection remains largely in original order and in the donors original file folders.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection has received minimal processing and is largely in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Montross, Lynn, 1895-1961.


Authors, American.
Historians -- United States.
Military history -- United States.


United States -- History, Military.

Genres and Forms

Book reviews.
Manuscripts for publication.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lynn Montross Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lois H. Montross, 1961-1964.

Table of Contents

Box list