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Josiah H. Andrews scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSA 266

Scope and Contents

The Josiah H. Andrews, Jr. scrapbook documents Josiah H. Andrews, Jr.'s time as a student at Purdue University. Among the items featured in the scrapbook is a strong focus on material from the track team and Sigma Chi fraternity for which Andrews was a member.  The items include invitations, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, ticket stubs (some from the Athletic Association), ephemera and various miscellaneous items. 

Also featured is an "Anthropometric table," from measurements of 2,300 students, including Andrews and "measurement and prescription" manual. Also found in the scrapbook are his class schedules, grades, rules governing students, and a newspaper clipping of John McCutcheon's drawing, "Marooned."


  • 1897 - 1901


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

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.

Biographical Information

Josiah Harding Andrews, Jr. was a member of the Purdue University Class of 1901. He was from Seymour, Indian and went by the nicknames of "Si" and "The Swede." He was a member of Pre-Medical Society, Sigma Chi Fraternity and the track team. He was class secretary in 1898 and 1899. Andrews' thesis was titled, "Working formulas for New Elixira." He graduated in 1901 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy.


0.30 Linear Feet (One flat box)


The scrapbook has been left in its original order, and any loose items have been housed in polyester sleeves and left on the pages where originally placed.

Physical Access Information

The scrapbook is in extremely fragile condition, so extra care must be taken when viewing. Only overhead scanning or digital camera for reproductions will be allowed.

Acquisition Information

Scrapbook donated by Edith Andrews Cowlin, June 16, 2011.

Processing Information

The scrapbook is housed in an acid free box.
Josiah H. Andrews scrapbook
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2012-10-10.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States