J. Roman Andrus papers
Scope and Contents
Contains material pertaining to the career of James Roman Andrus as an art professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. His personal papers include correspondence, family photographic color slides, standard audio cassettes, and magnetic tape recordings. His professional papers include his lecture notes and recordings, lithography notes, exhibit programs, personal notes and journals, small sketches, clippings, and color photographic slides (2 in x 2 in) of many of his paintings. Dated 1942-1993.
- approximately 1942-1993
- Andrus, J. Roman (James Roman), 1907-1993 (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from J. Roman Andrus papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
J. Roman Andrus (1907-1993) was a faculty member of the art department at Brigham Young University from 1940 to 1974.
James Roman Andrus was born in St. George, Utah on July 11, 1907, to Alexander Burto Andrus and Rozilla Brooks Andrus. He had three siblings, two brothers and one sister, and spent his childhood in Southern Utah, where he was able to observe and appreciate Utah's naturally breathtaking landscape. In 1933, he was married to Irva Pratt, with whom he had five children.
Andrus earned his bachelor's degree in 1942 and his master's degree in 1943 from Brigham Young University. He went on to study at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and received his doctoral degree at the University of Colorado in 1958. He worked as an arts professor at BYU from 1958 to 1972.
An accomplished painter, Andrus was best known for his landscape pieces, though he also painted portraits. Andrus was a recipient of the Utah State Institute of Fine Arts Purchase Prize in 1945 and 1950, and was named professor emeritus at BYU in 1974. He passed away on June 23, 1993, at his home in Provo, Utah.
6 cartons (6 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by Roman Andrus, son of James Roman Andrus, in 2016 and 2017.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Roman Andrus; 2016.
Donated; Roman Andrus; 2017.
Professional Papers Program, Faculty member who focused on the West and Mormons in his art (Professional Papers Program Collection Development Policy, V.b.v.3).
Many of the papers are brittle and show insect damage. Tapes and slides in good condition. Tapes are mono and stereo recordings. Slides are sized 2 in x 2 in. Slides mounted on cardboard or glass enclosure with metal casing.
Basic Processing; Itza Mostert, student manuscript processor; 2017.
Revision to title; Alex Turner, student manuscript processor; August 2017.
- Box of 144 Photographic Art slides
- "Hymns of Joy" By Lorin F. Wheelwright, Audio Cassette
- "RC Willey Home Furnishings Christmas" Audio Cassette
- Register of J. Roman Andrus papers
- Itza Mostert
- 2017 May 30
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.