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Lillian Lydia Cavanaugh Muston Collection

Identifier: M572

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence and photographs.


  • Creation: 1942-1945


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Lillian Lydia Cavanaugh and Franklin Townsend ‘F.T.’ Muston were married in Birmingham, Alabama in 1942. F.T. Muston was killed in action in the Philippines in 1945. He is interred in the Alexandria National Cemetery in Louisiana. Lillian was a member of the WAVES during World War II.


.75 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains correspondence and photographs from Lillian and Franklin Muston.


The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible (correspondence, photographs).


Donated by Linda Behan Adams on October 16, 2015.

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Contents of the collection and the collection case file.

Photograph Log

M572-0001 Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Muston 2 x 4 B & W 1942

M572-0002 Bert Meckling with Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Muston 5 x 7 B & W 1942

M572-0003 F.T. Muston 2 x 4 B & W 1943

M572-0004 Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Muston 1 x 2 B & W 1943

M572-0005 Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Muston 4 x 4 B & W 1943

M572-0006 Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Muston 3 x 3 B & W 1943

M572-0007 F.T. Muston 4 x 4 B & W 1943

M572-0008 F.F. Mossey of Frisco, T.E. Power of New Orleans, W.R. Brooks of New Orleans, W.T. Davies of Portland, F. Figinsky of Ohio, L.W. Bogdan of Frisco, C. Owens of Frisco, and S.J. Friedan of Texas. 3 x 4 B & W undated

M572-0009 Top row from left to right: Lt. Miller of New Jersey, Lt. Muston of Ohio, Lt. Vancil of Indiana, and Lt. Bly of Pennsylvania. Bottom row from left to right: Lt. Losten of Pennsylvania, Captain Ferris of North Carolina, Lt. Brommelhaus of Ohio, and Lt. Rawson of Ohio. 5 x 7 B & W undated

M572-0010 Lillian Cavanaugh Muston. Formal portrait by Baker Studios, Chicago 8 x 10 B & W undated

M572-0011 Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Muston on their honeymoon. 5 x 7 B & W 1942

M572-0012 Batt. 2 Co. 24 USN. Hosp. Cor. School ‘WR.’ Camp Moffett – Great Lakes, Ill. Lillian C. Muston is on the third row, second from left. 8 x 16 B & W September 18, 1945

M572-0013 U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Ft. Benning, Georgia. Franklin T. Muston is on the second row, twelfth from left. 8 x 30 B & W January 1943
Lillian Lydia Cavanaugh Muston Collection
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
10 October 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001