Arthur Irving Andrews Papers, 1911 -- 1978


Title: Arthur Irving Andrews Papers
Dates: 1911 -- 1978
Bulk Dates: 1915 -- 1925
Creator: Andrews, Arthur I.
Call Number: MS019
Size: 0.25 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Language(s): English  
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This collection contains correspondence from and pertinent to Andrews including memoranda, pamphlets, photos, and reports regarding his teaching, the department and travels. The collection also contains some of the documents Andrews collected for the planned Tufts War Memorial/Museum, an effort he spearheaded to commemorate the part Tufts men played in World War I.


This collection is organized in one series.


Arthur Irving Andrews was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and attended university at Brown University, University of Madison, Wisconsin, and received his PhD. from Harvard. He came to Tufts in 1911 after teaching at Simmons College (1906-1909) and Harvard (1906-1912). He was a student of Archibald Cary Coolidge and helped to disseminate Coolidge's ideas about the teaching of history in America. Like Coolidge, Andrews promoted the study of previously ignored regions, such as Eastern Europe and East Asia, and emphasized international travel and international study. He taught pioneering courses in Russian and Eastern European history; Far Eastern history and culture; international law and diplomacy; modern European history and government. He also taught courses on United States political institutions and the United States as a "world power."

In 1920, Andrews spearheaded an effort to establish a Tufts War Memorial also called a War (Memorial) Museum to commemorate the role of Tufts men in World War I. For one year, he worked as professor of diplomacy at Charles University, Prague (1921). Andrews resigned from Tufts in 1926, after which he lived Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Warner, New Hampshire. He continued to write book reviews and other shorter pieces for the American Journal of International Law, Historical Outlook, Science Review, etc. until at least 1937.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection was processed by Jennifer Phillips, supervised by Susanne Belovari in the summer of 2006.

This collection is processed and open for research.

Custodial History

The collection was from Prof. Andrews' extensive vertical files, subject files compiled by Russell Miller. These folders had been titled, "Publications," "Correspondence regarding Tufts War Memorial/Museum, 1920," "Correspondence, 1911-1920," and "Correspondence, 1921-1978."

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Andrews, Arthur I.
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Faculty papers

Series Description

  1. Andrews, Arthur Irving, papers, 1911 -- 1978

    This series contains extensive correspondence from and pertinent to Andrews. The correspondence includes memoranda, pamphlets, photos, and reports. The correspondence addresses such topics as: appointments and awards; course planning; leaves and sabbatical; purchasing books and serial subscriptions; departmental politics; international travel; and the Tufts War Memorial/Museum. The series also contains some of the documents Andrews collected for the planned Tufts War Memorial/Museum, including an historical map of Germany and her allies from 1917.