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Laura Andreson papers, 1932-1991

Andreson, Laura F., 1902-1999

Ceramicist

Collection Information

Size: 1.9 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of ceramicist and educator Laura Andreson measure 1.9 linear feet and date from 1932 to 1991. The collection is comprised of correspondence, professional files, gallery records, writings and notes, artwork, and photographic materials that document her pioneering work in ceramics.

Biographical/Historical Note

Laura Andreson (1902-1999) was a ceramicist and educator in Los Angeles, California. She received a bachelor's degree in education at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1932 and a master's degree in painting from Columbia University in 1937. She began her career in ceramics studying under the influential ceramicist Glen Lukens. In 1933 she founded the ceramics department at UCLA where she taught from 1933 to 1970.

Provenance

The papers were donated by Laura Andreson and her companion Pauline Blank in 1991 and 1996.

Related Materials

Language Note

The collection is in English.

Location of Originals

  • Originals of scrapbook photocopies found in the collection remain in the possession of Andreson's nephew.