Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Lester Alexander Schlup, Sr.
Scope and Content
This collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2007 by Jon Shultz.
In 1917, at the age of 23, Schlup
passed the U. S. Army field clerk examination.
In November of that same year, he was shipped overseas and was stationed
at the general headquarters of the
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
As an army field clerk for G-5 (General Staff-5), Schlup superviseed various
schools and oversaw general direction and coordination of
Scope and Content
This collection, dating from 1917 to 1981, contains the
personal diary/scrapbook created by Lester A. Schlup,
Sr. during his World War I service.
Included in this collection are several
letters; photographs and scans of photographs; a postcard; paper currency;
Lester Sr.'s diary contains handwritten entries and also
memorabilia collected during his military service in
The collection contains a typed transcript of a diary kept
by a “Mrs. [Donald] Howard,” a British citizen posted with her husband in
Washington, D. C. during late 1941. She
was believed to have been a friend of Kathleen Schlup
during WWII. The diary spans the years
from 1939 to1941 and was copied by Kathleen Schlup or
perhaps Evelyn E. Perry. The diary
relates “Mrs. Howard’s”experiences in
Several Schlup genealogies and books autographed by their authors for Lester A. Schlup, Sr. are also in this collection.
1/4 linear ft.
SCHLUP, LESTER A., diary/scrapbook contianing entries written during his service spent with the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, Feb. 12, 1918 to July 8, 1919 (28 pp.).
Registration Certificate for Lester A. Schlup, June 5, 1917
Various newspaper clippings pertaining to the war, current events, and the AEF, (pasted in and laid in)
Various ticket stubs and pamphlets in French, (theaters, concerts, trains, etc)
U. S. Army orders for deployment overseas
The Headquarters Chronicle, Chaumont
Two pieces of French currency (One Franc piece; Fifty Centimes piece)
Several French stamps
“American Glory,” (booklet detailing American
Army correspondence detailing military leaves, orders, passes, etc.
Report of General John J. Pershing, Nov. 20, 1918
Souvenir of the Eagle Hut, American Y.M.C.A
Relief from duty orders, June 14, 1919
Honorable discharge letter, July 8, 1919
AEF Officers Identity Card for Lester A. Schlup, Army Field Clerk
1. Outgoing and Incoming Correspondence
SCHLUP, L. A.
?, to Ed, 1p., written while with the AEF
1918, June 7, to Edward Waterfield,
postcard, sent while on leave in
1918, July 12, to Friends, 7pp., written while with the AEF
1919, Jan. 10, to Ed and Louise Waterfield, 4pp., envelope included
1981, April, to John Baker, 1p., front and back, attached to incoming
correspondence of John Baker, dated June 17, 1981
N.D., to Jon, 1p., concerns the history of Mrs.[Donald] Howard’s copied diary
1981, June 17, to Lester Schlup, Jr., 1p., concerns the late Lester Schlup, Sr. and a
book titled Farm Broadcasting: The First Sixty Years; inc. letter written by Lester, Sr. prior to his death.
Copy of photographs of Alexander and Mary (Smith) Schlup
Copy of photograph of Lester A. Schlup, Sr.
Copy of photographs of Margaret Halgren and Lester, Jr., Lester, Sr.,(Lester, Sr. in WWI uniform), Helene Schlup Valade,Elizabeth Schlup, and Helene Schlup Valade
Copy of photograph of Lester, Schlup, Jr. in WWII uniform
Lester, Jr. (?), holding a trophy, June 1945, Buckingham Field,
Enlarged portion of photograph of Lester, Schlup, Jr. with trophy
3. Miscellaneous Schlup Family Information
Schlup(p) Family of Sandusky & Toledo Ohio, detailed list of Schlup family and descendants, starting in 1798 and ending with in the (1960s), 3pp.
Notes on Lester A. Schlup; Genealogy charts
Descendants of Adam Schluep/Schlupp from Ancestory.com website (from Adam Schluep Schlupp 1798 to Zollweg 1992) 13pp.
Letter from Jeanne Hartman to Jon Shultz concerning identity of individuals appearing in photographs contained in Folder 3., 1p.
Photocopy of Last Will and Testament of Charles M. Wolfe,
4. “Mrs. [Donald] Howard’s” transcribed diary, Aug. 14, 1939 - Jan. 1941, 98pp. (copied 1945)
5. Paper Currency
Central Bank of
Japanese Government, ten centavos note, used in
BAKER, JOHN C., Farm Broadcasting:The First Sixty Years
HARDING, T. SWANN, Two Blades of Grass
Artifacts transferred to the Museum
Cigar box containing polticial campaign buttons, handkerchief, coins, tokens, belt buckle, and military medals.