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Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook, 1898-1899: Finding Aid

Published in November 2019

Summary Information

  • Publisher: United States Naval Academy. Special Collections & Archives.
  • Publisher Address:
    589 McNair Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21402-5029, USA
    Phone: 410-293-6917
    https://www.usna.edu/Library/sca/index.php
  • Call number: MS 544
  • Location: Special Collections & Archives Department - Manuscripts
  • Title: Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook
  • Dates: 1898-1899
  • Size: 0.13 linear feet
  • Container Summary: 1 folder containing 1 volume
  • Creator: Andrews, Elizabeth E.
  • Language(s) of material: English
  • Abstract: Elizabeth E. Andrews was a librarian at Boston University's Sargent College. The Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook was compiled in 1898, with a few additional documents from 1899. The scrapbook consists almost entirely of photographs and drawings clipped from popular publications depicting the vessels, military commanders, and key engagements of the Spanish-American War.

Biography of Elizabeth E. Andrews

Elizabeth E. Andrews served as a Yeoman (F) in the United States Navy Reserve during World War I. After the war, as a laboratory technician at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Massachusetts, and eventually as a librarian at Boston University's Sargent College.

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Description of Contents

The Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook, comprising 0.13 linear feet of documentation in a single volume, was compiled in 1898, with a few additional documents from 1899. The scrapbook consists almost entirely of photographs and drawings clipped from popular publications depicting the vessels, military commanders, and key engagements of the Spanish-American War.

Much of the scrapbook is devoted to images of notable U.S. Navy officers and their ships/flagships, including: George Dewey; William T. Sampson with U.S.S. New York (Armored cruiser: ACR-2); Winfield Scott Schley and Francis A. Cook with U.S.S. Brooklyn (Armored cruiser: ACR-3); Robley D. Evans with U.S.S. Iowa (Battleship: BB-4); Charles D. Sigsbee with U.S.S. Maine (Battleship); John W. Philip with U.S.S. Texas (Battleship); Henry C. Taylor with U.S.S. Indiana (Battleship: BB-1); Joseph B. Coghlan and U.S.S. Raleigh (Protected cruiser: C-8); and Nehemiah Dyer and James McQueen Forsyth with U.S.S. Baltimore (Protected cruiser: C-8). Other views of U.S. Navy vessels and weapons include images of tests of the Patrick torpedo, the decks of U.S.S. Vesuvius (Dynamite gun cruiser), and various other Navy ships that participated in the war.

The scrapbook also includes numerous images of Spanish military leaders, such as General Ramon Blanco, Admiral Pascual Cervera, and Governor of Cuba Valeriano Weyler. Other photographs feature Spanish vessels lost at the Battles of Santiago de Cuba and Manila Bay, some beside portraits of their captains, including: Captain Eulate with the Vizcaya; Reina Cristina; Almiranta Oquendo; Captain Concas with Maria Teresa; Castilla; and Captain Diaz Moreu with Cristobal Colon.

Scattered throughout the scrapbook are sketches and drawings of battles, including the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, the landing of scouts at Arbolitos Point, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders at the Battle of San Juan Hill, action at El Caney, the surrender of General Jose Toral to General William Shafter, and landings at Baiquiri. Several pages focus specifically on images of Cuban scenes, such as the Cuban Insurgency and its leaders, as well as post war views of Havana. Yet others depict various scenes from the Philippines, including views of Manila and native Filipinos. Also depicted in the scrapbook are cemeteries and memorials, such as those at the Cristobal Colon Cemetery and the remains of American soldiers awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Arrangement

The Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook comprises a single volume.

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Access and Use

Access

Access is unrestricted.

Copyright and Permission

The Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook are the physical property of Nimitz Library. Copyright belongs to the authors or creators of the works, or their legal representatives. For further information, consult the Head, Special Collections & Archives.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure written permission to publish, reprint, or reproduce material from Special Collections & Archives. The researcher assumes responsibility for infringement of copyright or literary or publication rights. Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives for permission to publish and for further information.

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Acquisition and Appraisal

Provenance and Acquisition

Gift of Elizabeth E. Andrews. Accession No. 152674.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Material

Several pieces of correspondence held by Minnesota Historical Society from a Miss Elizabeth E. Andrews of Cambridge, Massachusetts regarding Congregational minister David Andrews might also be the product of the Elizabeth E. Andrews who compiled the War of 1898 Scrapbook.

Materials Cataloged Separately

No materials have been removed from this collection and cataloged separately.

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Processing and Other Information

The Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook was originally cataloged as E717.A52.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook, MS 544

Special Collections & Archives Department

Nimitz Library

United States Naval Academy

Processing Information

This collection was processed by David D'Onofrio in November 2019. Finding aid written by David D'Onofrio in November 2019.

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Subject Headings

These materials have been indexed in the Naval Academy Library online catalog using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Name and Subject Terms

  • Santiago, Battle of, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, 1898
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Campaigns -- Cuba
  • Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Naval operations, American
  • United States. Navy -- Officers -- Pictorial works
  • Warships -- Spain
  • Warships -- United States

Genre Terms

  • Manuscripts
  • Scrapbooks
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Contents List

Box 1 Folder 1

Elizabeth E. Andrews War of 1898 Scrapbook, 1898-1899

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