The Robert G. Andrus Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Andrus, Robert Gardner, 1907-
Dates: 1954-1970
Extent: 1 Box (1.1 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


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.


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.



Andrus, Robert Gardner 1907---Archives.

Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

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.


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.

Use of Materials

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



Box 1
1:1 Biographical and Andrus family materials.
1:2 "A Very Delicate Matter: Adlai Stevenson and the Church" (Princeton), by R. G. Andrus. (Nov. 18, 1969)
1:3 "Adlai Stevenson: A Crisis of Conscience", by R. G. Andrus. (Dec. 10, 1969)
1:4 Adlai Stevenson exhibit materials.
1:5 Correspondence, mostly with Stevenson. 1954-1955
1:6 Correspondence (1956).
1:7 Correspondence (1969).
1:8 Correspondence (1970).
1:9 Stevenson memorial programs and obituaries and death notices.
1:10 Presbytery of New Brunswick materials (Church and Society Committee).
1:11 U.S.S. Indiana materials.
1:12 Editorial cartoon clippings.
1:13 Two photographs.
1:14 Magazines (1969).
1:15 Miscellaneous materials.


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