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
Languages of Materials
Collection material is in English.
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.
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
2.65 Cubic Feet (Two cubic foot boxes, one half-width legal-size manuscript box, one full-width letter-size manuscript box)
Materials are arranged into three series.
- Clippings albums
Scrapbook donated by Mary Downs Oakley in early 1978. Clippings albums donated by Oakley on October 11, 1978.
Items housed in acid-free boxes.
- Lawrence A. Downs papers
- Mary A. Sego and Jon Hathaway
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Edition statement
- Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2011-10-07.