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Archibald Campbell McIntyre Scrapbook

Identifier: DC0275s

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook chronicles McIntyre's time at Davidson, encompassing college, home, and vacation memories. The scrapbook opens with McIntyre's hand- written list of class contacts that includes names, hometowns, nicknames, "ambitions," and other reflections. McIntyre also pens his class's yell along with words to the song "O Davidson." Additionally, he kept track of athletic team members and scores in scrapbook entries. Anecdotal profiles of professors James Douglas, Frazer Hood, Mark E. Sentelle, Howard Arbuckle, Thomas Lingle, Archibald Currie, and Edwin Shewmake shed some light on the elusive habits and personalities of Davidson professors. McIntyre also wrote notes on campus events such as the Freshmen Reception, Junior and Senior Speakings, and a Wildcat Minstrel show. The scrapbook also includes a number of photographs, newspaper clippings, and artifacts. McIntyre collected pictures of individual members of the Davidson College football team along with action photographs taken during games. Also included in the photographs are pictures of Old Chamber before (1) and after (2), the fire and Watts dormitory during the fire (3), a photograph of players in the Wildcat Minstrel show, and a class photograph. There are also pictures of McIntyre's home and family members in the scrapbook. The scrapbook also contains an "Ode to Watts" written by Mr. McIntyre after the burning of the dormitory building. Artifacts include a 1924-25 Commencement brochure and announcement, a 1921 Blenheim High School Commencement announcement, ticket stubs, a 100,000 Dollar Campaign donation receipt, travel postcards from Florida and St. Louis, Missouri, program for the Class of 1925 Sophomore Banquet, and the program for the Class of 1923 Senior Week.


  • Creation: 2017


Biographical / Historical

A native of North Dakota, Archibald McIntyre was a member of Davidson's Class of 1925. He moved to Canada after his time at Davidson to work for Northern Life Insurance of Canada, where he worked throughout his career.


1 oversize (1 scrapbook)