Guide to the Papers of Andrew Wood, 1937 - 1942Manuscript MS-1102

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Title:

Guide to the Papers of Andrew Wood, 1937 - 1942

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1102

Collection Dates:

1937 - 1942

Size of Collection:

2 boxes (.75 linear feet)

Abstract:

Andrew M. Wood, Navy veteran and lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1942. Contains letters home to his parents from Dartmouth, 1938-1942.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Papers of Andrew M. Wood consist of correspondence with his parents and one undergraduate essay, altogether documenting his time at Dartmouth College. The Papers provide a day-to-day outlook of student life at the College. Some topics of interest include Andrew's involvement in the Winter Carnival of 1939 and recreational skiing, and his membership in such Dartmouth organizations as the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Council on Student Organizations, Band, and Green Key. Andrew discusses the Winter Carnival of 1939 in great detail. He also pledged Delta Tau Delta as a senior, after initially rejecting fraternity bids during his sophomore year and later struggling with his decision. Another area of interest is Andrew's reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, and later, his process of applying to both the United States Navy as a member of the Naval Communications Service and the Yale School of Law during the spring of his senior year.

Biography

Andrew M. Wood (1921-2002). Lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1942. Yale University Law School, Class of 1950.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1939 -1942

Letters written home include Andrew Wood's involvement in the 1939 Winter Carnival and recreational skiing, as well as his membership in the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Council on Student Organizations, Band, and Green Key. The letters also include Andrew's initial reaction to the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, and later, his application to the United States Navy and the Yale School of Law during the spring of his senior years.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1939-1941

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1938
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1939 January-March
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence, 1939 March-September
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence, 1939 October-December
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence, 1940 January-April
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence, 1940 April-October
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence, 1940 October-1941 March

Box: 2, Dates: 1937-1942

Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence, 1941 April-December
  • Folder: 2, Correspondence, 1942 January-May

Series 2, Essay and photographs, 1937 - 1942

The senior research paper entitled "A More Perfect Union" was written as a result of Andrew Wood's independent study he conducted during his senior year at Dartmouth College for his topical major, Democratic Institutions. The essay is on the United States Constitution and the global political agenda of 1942. The essay received the Percival Wood Clement prize on May 29, 1942. Also contains photographs of Dartmouth, Wood, Winter Carnival and Outing Club events.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 2, Dates: 1937-1942

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 3, Essay, 1942
  • Folder: 4, Photograph, Dartmouth room options, 1937
  • Folder: 5, Photographs: Winter Carnival and Outing Club, 1938-1942
  • Folder: 6, Photographs: Campus and Andrew Wood, 1939

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