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James M. Drew papers

Identifier: 191

Scope and Content

The collection contains plates of photographs, diaries, correspondence, memorabilia and newspaper clippings documenting his interests and activities. Papers belonging to Margaret Drew, daughter of James Drew, are also contained in the collection.


  • 1880s-1940s


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the James M. Drew papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of James M. Drew (1863-1948)

James Meddick (Dad) Drew was born on February 17, 1863 in Rollingstone, Minnesota. In 1893, Drew joined the staff of the school of agriculture as an instructor in blacksmithing. He also taught mathematics and poultry raising. He was later assigned as registrar of the school. In 1917, Drew joined the staff of the agricultural extension division as an assistant in publicity. He retired from the University of Minnesota in 1933. Drew was very involved in both the Boy Scouts and 4-H; he was a nationally known expert in Boy Scout knot tying. James Drew died on April 5, 1948.


1 box (1.3 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of James M. Drew, staff member and registrar of the school of agriculture at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives in August 1968.

Related Materials in University of Minnesota Archives

University of Minnesota. School of Agriculture papers

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

James M. Drew papers, 1880s-1940s
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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