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Arthur Irving Andrews Papers

Call Number: MS019

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1915 -- 1925
  • Creation: 1911 -- 1978


Language of Materials



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)


This collection is organized in one series.

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."

Processing Information

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

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States