Archives of American Art

A Finding Aid to the Vera Andrus Papers, 1907-1990, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.andrvera
Creators:
Andrus, Vera Eugenia, 1895-1979
Dates:
1907-1990
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.7 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of painter Vera Andrus measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1990. The scattered papers include artwork, correspondence, twelve diaries, photographs, printed material, and writing project files.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter Vera Andrus measure 0.7 linear feet and date from 1907 to 1990. The scattered papers include artwork, correspondence, twelve diaries, photographs, printed material, and writing project files, including a project on Boardman Robinson.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vera Andrus (1895-1979) was a lithographer, painter, and author active in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Andrus was born in Plymouth, Wisconsin in 1895. She studied at the Minnesota School of Architecture, the Minnesota Institute of Art, and the Art Students League. Throughout her career, she painted nautical and marine scenes and wrote and published multiple books.
She died in 1979 in Rockport, Massachusetts.

Administration
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated 1990 by Lura Andrus Crowther, Andrus's sister.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022 with support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Vera Andrus papers, 1907-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonain Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lithographers -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Printmakers -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Diaries Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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