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Edna Ruth Howe Papers

An inventory of her collection at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Howe, Edna Ruth.
Title: Edna Ruth Howe Papers
Dates: 1909-1918
Size: 1 box (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract: The Edna Ruth Howe Papers contain a scrapbook and photographs of her time at Syracuse University.
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Photograph of Edna Ruth Howe

Edna Ruth Howe (1897-1960), Class of 1918, was a student at Syracuse University.

Edna Ruth Howe grew up in Weedsport, New York. While at Syracuse University, she studied Classics and was also a member of a number of organizations, including the Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society, the YWCA, Consumer’s League, Women’s Chemical Club, Women’s League, Women’s Athletic Association, and the tennis team. Her brother, J. Austin Howe, born in 1898, was also in the Class of 1918 and studied Classics alongside her.

After graduating, Edna Ruth Howe moved to Brutus, New York and by 1920 was working as a schoolteacher.

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Scope and Content Note

The Edna Ruth Howe Papers contain a scrapbook with material related to her time spent at Syracuse University, including programs, photographs, and clippings, along with loose photographs. Many of the loose photographs are of various campus buildings, dormitory rooms, campus events, and people, including Professor Charles Kullmer and Chancellor James R. Day.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Selected Search Terms


Howe, Edna Ruth.
Syracuse University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Types of material


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Edna Ruth Howe Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Barbara Ward donated the Edna Ruth Howe Papers to the Archives in 2005.

Processing Information

Loose materials were rehoused in acid-free folders.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Tim Carter
Date: 2016
Revision history:

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Box 1 Photographs 1915-1918
Box 1 Scrapbook 1909-1917

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