Collection inventory

Finding Aids

Lynn Montross Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

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

Revision history:
1967 adds (-)
25 Apr 2010 converted to EAD (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Montross, Lynn, 1895-1961.
Title: Lynn Montross Papers
Dates: 1923-1961
Quantity: 7.0 linear ft.
Abstract: American military historian, author. Collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, notes, manuscripts, and published material. Correspondents include Bruce Catton, H.L. Mencken, and Francis E. Walter.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

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The Lynn J. Montross Papers contains correspondence, scrapbooks, research notes, published and unpublished articles, manuscripts and other material.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 -- 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


Box list
Box 1-2 Personal scrapbooks and correspondence
Box 3 Book reviews, Encyclopedia Britannica articles
Box 4 Research notes, The Reluctant Rebels
Box 5-6 Rsearch notes, War Through the Ages
Box 7-8 Rsearch notes, Rag, Tag and Bobtail
Box 9 Published articles
Box 10 Published articles, television manuscripts, correspondence relating to pictorial history of US Marine Corps
Box 11 Published articles
Box 12 Unpublished articles
Box 12 Original typed manuscript, George Washington and the Revolution
Box 13 Correspondence, original manuscript of The Story of the U.S. Marines
Oversize 1 Sketches