Lawrence E. McCrossin, a Philadelphia native, was a field secretary for the Knights of Columbus Committee on War Activities in France towards the end of World War I. Prior to this, McCrossin was secretary for the Philadelphia Typographical Union No. 2.

The Lawrence E. McCrossin papers date from 1917 to 1919 and contain travel orders, receipts, inventory lists, and security passes related to McCrossin’s activities in Europe. Most of the correspondence issued through the Knights of Columbus deals with supply and personnel data. Also included are referrals from noted officials Richard V. Farley of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and Major Thomas F. Meehan of the United States Army; booklets on the subject of various aspects of French life and government along with literature on the Republic of Ireland; and copies of the Chicago Tribune and New York Herald Tribune focusing on the Versailles Treaty and different post-World War I issues. Some materials in French.

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