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Class of 1882 photograph album

Identifier: MSD-1882-023

Collection Statement

The photograph album was probably made for an alumnus or was made for students of the class of 1882 and available from a local bookstore. No ownership marks are present in the album. The album consists of cabinet card sized photographs without the cardboard backing, pasted into the album, one per page. The subjects include two campus buildings, President Andrus, several faculty members and many students of the class of 1882. Most of the students names are identified and sometimes also their hometowns. It appears that the names are the students' own signatures that the album maker printed for inclusion under each photograph. Included among the class photographs is Winthrop E. Scarritt, who gave the bronze owl statue and fountain in memory of his younger brother, Edward, class of 1884.


  • 1882 - 1882

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University or the United Methodist Church.

Historical Sketch

Indiana Asbury University was the original name of DePauw University, founded in 1837. The name was changed to DePauw in 1884 following the agreement with benefactor, Washington C. DePauw of New Albany, Ind.


0.22 Cubic Feet (1 small flat document case)

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Physical condition

The album is in good condition overall, but with warping of the stiff cardboard pages. The last few pages show some damage and wear, possibly from mold. The album was treated for mold with thymol on Dec. 15, 2014. The album is assembled from two-page signatures sewn into the binding. One signature consisting of the names Cook through Elrod has come loose from the binding and it was replaced Dec. 16, 2014.

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