Andrews, Arthur I.
- Existence: 1878 -- 1967 - 1967
Arthur Irving Andrews (1878-1967) taught history at Tufts from 1911 to 1926. Andrews was a specialist in Eastern European history and the author of numerous book reviews. In 1920, Andrews spearheaded an effort to establish a Tufts War Memorial also called a War (Memorial) Museum to commemorate the role Tufts men in World War I.
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.
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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.