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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Art Anderson Papers, 1930-1969, and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anderson, Arthur G., d. 1991
Title: Anderson, Art, Papers
Dates: 1930-1969, and undated
Abstract: Comprising charcoal and pencil sketches, ink drawings, paintings, sketchbooks, photographs, correspondence, financial records, brochures and programs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, genealogical materials, and publications, the Art Anderson Papers, 1930-1969, and undated, chronicle Anderson’s career as an artist in Austin, Texas.
Accession No.: 2005-020; 2006-149
Extent: 1 ft., 6 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Texas, artist Arthur "Art" G. Anderson (d. 1991) served in the Navy during World War II, during which he participated in the 5th Marine Corps division landing at Iwo Jima. Anderson is credited with creating a commemorative plaque of the division’s raising of a flag on Mount Suribachi. Following the war, Anderson lived in Austin, where he worked as a commercial artist and design engineer, most notably for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). In addition, he served as the commander of the Junior Naval Militia of Austin and as a commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Construction Battalion.

Sources:

"Anderson, Art." Vertical File. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. The University of Texas at Austin.

Arthur Anderson Papers (AR.2005.005), Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

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Scope and Contents

Comprising charcoal and pencil sketches, ink drawings, paintings, sketchbooks, photographs, correspondence, financial records, brochures and programs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, genealogical materials, and publications, the Art Anderson Papers, 1930-1969, and undated, chronicle Anderson’s career as an artist in Austin, Texas. Anderson’s artwork appears in a variety of mediums: ink, pencil and charcoal sketches as well as paintings depict human subjects, including celebrities and fictive characters, while photographs illustrate family members, various individuals such as Lyndon Baines Johnson, sculptures created by Anderson, and other examples of his artwork. Programs, brochures, and other printed material such as broadsides also serve as examples of his artwork, especially as an employee for the LCRA. Additionally, the collection includes genealogical charts concerning the heritage of the Anderson family; correspondence from clients concerning his artwork; financial records documenting the costs he incurred and charged for his work; newspaper clippings containing articles regarding his clients; scrapbooks containing photographs and newspaper clippings; and such publications as Texas Parade (1959) and a monograph entitled Temascal (1960).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Anderson, Arthur G., d. 1991 -- Archives.
Anderson family -- Genealogy.
Subjects (Organizations)
Lower Colorado River Authority.
Subjects
Artists -- Texas.
Graphic arts.
Places
Austin (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Houston (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.

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Related Material

See also Arthur Anderson Papers at the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library in Austin, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Art Anderson Papers, 1930-1969, and undated, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Bethany Anderson, November 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/C92 Houston, Texas:
Artwork and sketches, [ca. 1930-1940]
Ink drawing and paintings, [ca. 1935]
Printed material, [ca. 1930s]
Photographs, [ca. 1930s]
Commercial Art:
Brochures, 1959-1971, undated
Programs, 1946-1965, undated
Miscellaneous, 1954, undated
Gonzales Warm Spring Foundation:
Correspondence, 1946, undated
Brochures, undated
St. David’s Episcopal Church:
Correspondence, 1948
Artwork and sketches, 1948, undated
Newspaper clippings, 1947, 1953, undated
Lower Colorado River Authority:
Brochures, 1941-1959, undated
Programs, 1941-1960, undated
Articles and diary, [ca. 1859], 1947, undated
Houston Police Department Commemorative Plaque:
Correspondence, 1947
Photographs, undated
Walgreen’s:
Menus and brochures, 1938-1939, undated
Photographs, [ca. 1937]
General Correspondence, 1938-1944, undated
Financial records, 1930-1939, 1948, undated
Poll tax receipts, 1938-1957
Artwork and sketches, 1933-1942, undated
Sketches and literary productions, 1941, undated
Sketches and notes, undated
Sketchbook, 1969
Sketchbook, undated
Printed material, 1966-1967, undated
Certificates, 1932, 1938, 1941
Newspaper clippings, 1946, undated
General Publications, 1953, 1973
Temascal 1960
"Profile of a President,"Houston Chronicle, 1964
Scrapbook album, undated
Photographs:
[ca. 1943]
[ca. 1948]
[ca.1961]
undated
Photograph album, undated
Film negatives, undated
Miscellaneous materials, undated
box
2.325/K82 Oversize sketches and photographs
box
2.325/OD12 Oversize sketch
box
4K431 Scrapbook
box
2.116/OD1284 Oversize sketches, plans, maps, and genealogical charts

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