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The Robert G. Andrus Manuscript Collection

 Collection — Carton: 1
Identifier: SCM 015

Scope and Content

This collection consists of various personal papers belonging to Dr. Andrus. These include significant correspondence regarding a controversy over Governor and U.S. Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson's church affiliation. Among these papers are numerous letters (both originals and photocopies) written by Stevenson and by his son. There are also numerous news clippings and essays on the subject.

Dates

  • 1954-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access:

There are no special restrictions on access to this collection. It is available for the use of library patrons under the regular rules and conditions of the Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Robert G. Andrus Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Chronology

1907
Born
1929
Graduated from Washington and Jefferson College (A.B.)
1936
Graduated from Union Theological Seminary (B.D.)
1949
Received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Washington and Jefferson College

Biographical Information

Dr. Robert Gardner Andrus was born in 1907. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College (A.B., 1929) and Union Theological Seminary (B.D., 1936). He also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1949. Dr. Andrus served as an instructor at the American University in Egypt, a counselor at Columbia University, a U.S. Navy Chaplain during World War II, a Presbyterian pastor, and the headmaster of the Ferry Hall School in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 Carton)

Processing Information:

This collection was given to the Seminary in December of 1965. It remained unorganized in the archive's storage until January of 1996. At that time most of the papers were collected and some preservation work was done. Items generally maintained in the order in which they were originally discovered. Three envelopes of documents were added from Archives File D when the collection was organized in August of 1996.
Title
The Robert G. Andrus Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA