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Andrew Wallace Crandall papers

Identifier: MSD-0000-005

Collection Statement

This collection contains a Chronology and Register prepared by Marion Crandall about her husband Dr. Andrew Wallace Crandall from 1894-1963. Also contained are Civil War diaries and letters along with World War II diaries and personal assignments and letters. The collection also contains taped lectures on the Battle of Gettysburg.


  • circa 1860-1963


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection have been transferred to DePauw University.

Biographical Sketch

Born in Chapman, Kansas in 1894, Dr. Crandall received the A.B. degree from Central College, Mo., the M.A. from the University of Chicago, and the Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow and later taught in Maryville, Mo. He participated in both World Wars and was awarded the Bronze Star in the latter when he served as historian with the rank of major in the North Africa and Mediterranean theaters. A founder and sponsor of the Putnam County Historical Society and also a life member of the Indianapolis Civil War Round Table, Dr. Crandall made numerous trips throughout the Midwest lecturing to historical societies and alumni groups on his favorite subject-the Civil War. Perhaps one of America's best known authorities on the Civil War, Dr. Crandall had been a member of the DePauw history staff since 1921 and became head of the department in 1956. After his retirement from full time teaching in 1960, he was named as the first holder of the Eugene C. Pulliam Chair of American History at DePauw, established by a $60,000 grant from Mr. Pulliam, a 1910 alumnus, trustee of the University and publisher of the Indianapolis Star and News. One of DePauw's most beloved and distinguished teachers, Dr. Andrew Wallace Crandall, Professor Emeritus of History, died May 2, 1963 in the Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle, after an extended illness.


5.3 Cubic Feet (14 document cases)

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Andrew Wallace Crandall papers Professor of History
Wesley Wilson
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Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository

Roy O. West Library
405 S. Indiana St.
Greencastle Indiana 46135 United States