Lawrence A. Downs papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 96
Scope and Contents
The Lawrence A. Downs papers include a thesis with specification drawings, seven albums of news clippings documenting Downs's time working with the Central Illinois Railroad, and a scrapbook documenting his time at Purdue.
- 1894 - 1939
Language of Materials
Collection material is in English.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Portions of material in this collection are in the public domain. Other material copyrights held by Purdue University or original creator. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Lawrence Aloysius Downs graduated from Purdue University in 1894 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Downs played on the champion 1892 and 1893 football teams and was a member of Chi Epsilon. In 1926, he became the president of the Illinois Central Railroad. He continued to work with railroad companies around the country until he retired.
Source: Purdue Engineer
2.673 Cubic Feet (Two cubic foot boxes, one legal-size half-width manuscript box, and one letter-size full-width manuscript box)
The material has been arranged intoare arranged into three series.
- Clippings albums
The scrapbook was donated by Mary Downs Oakley in early 1978. The clippings albums were donated by Oakley on October 11, 1978.
The items have been housed in acid-free folders and acid-free boxes.
- Lawrence A. Downs papers
- Mary A. Sego and Jon Hathaway
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Edition statement
- Third edition. Collection description was first completed 2011-10-07.