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John A. Covode (born May 6, 1853 in Lockhart, PA) made his career in the furniture business in Grand Rapids, MI. He died December 7, 1918. Covode’s scrapbook documents his student days at Lafayette College. Included in the collection are invitations, programs, and newspaper clippings from the Junior Oratorical Contest, the Washington and Franklin Literary Societies, Iota Alpha Kappa and Sigma Chi fraternities, and Class Day exercises. The scrapbook also contains information about the early years of baseball at Lafayette.