Scope and Contents
The T. Coleman Andrews papers document Andrews’ work as an accountant, state and federal government official, and the States’ Rights Party candidate for President of the United States in 1956. The papers include correspondence, American Institute of Accountants files, Panama Canal Company files, tax reform files, campaign files, and personal papers.
The correspondence series contains Andrews’ personal and professional incoming and outgoing general correspondence. This series includes letters, memorandums, newsletters, and telegrams, as well as associated documents, reports, and publications.
The American Institute of Accountants files series contains material related to the American Institute of Accountants (A.I.A.), later known as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and reports from various committees and commissions, including the A.I.A. Council, A.I.A. Executive Committee, and Committee on Government Accounting.
The Panama Canal Company files series contains correspondence, reports, and documents related to the Panama Canal Company, primarily regarding accounting practices.
The tax reform files series contains correspondence, speeches, articles, and newspaper clippings related to tax reform, particularly abolishing the income tax system.
The campaign files series contains material related to Andrews’ 1956 campaign for President of the United States, including records of the National Committee for T. Coleman Andrews and Thomas H. Werdel and the Interim (later National) Committee for Independent Political Action. This series includes financial and personnel records, meeting minutes, correspondence, notes, reports, speeches, election returns, publicity material, publications, and clippings.
The personal papers series contains material related to Andrews’ personal life, as well as various professional activities. This series includes biographical sketches, appointment calendars, newspaper clippings, correspondence and documents from trips to Europe, portrait and group photographs, speeches, manuscripts, and publications.
- Creation: 1931-1965
- Andrews, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1899-1983 (Creator, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
T. Coleman Andrews (1899-1983) was an American accountant, state and federal government official, and the States' Rights Party candidate for President of the United States in 1956.
Thomas Coleman Andrews was born in Richmond, Virginia, on February 19, 1899. After working as an accountant in various Richmond firms, he founded T. Coleman Andrews & Co., Certified Public Accountants, and was the founder or co-founder of several other accounting and insurance companies.
He was the Auditor of Public Accounts, Commonwealth of Virginia (1931-1933); organizer and first director of the Corporation Audits Division, U.S. General Accounting Office (1945 1947); chairman of the Accounting and Auditing Study Group of the Hoover Commission (1948); president of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1950-1951); member of the Board of Directors, Panama Canal Company (1951-1953); Commissioner of Internal Revenue of the United States (1953-1955); Independent candidate for President of the United States (1956).
Andrews was a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award for distinguished leadership in the United States Treasury Department and the Bronze Star Medal for service in the United States Military. He was one of the founders and a member of the Council of the John Birch Society. His son, Thomas Coleman Andrews Jr., was a prominent political organizer and segregationist who thrice won election to the Virginia House of Delegates in the 1960s.
29 linear feet (20 containers) : 19 record storage boxes; 1 legal-size manuscript box
Language of Materials
T. Coleman Andrews was an American accountant, state and federal government official, and the States' Rights Party candidate for President of the United States in 1956. The papers include correspondence, American Institute of Accountants files, Panama Canal Company files, tax reform files, campaign files, and personal papers.
The T. Coleman Andrews papers are arranged in six series:
1. Correspondence, circa 1931-1965
2. American Institute of Accountants files, circa 1939-1963
3. Panama Canal Company files, 1951-1953
4. Tax reform files, 1955-1958
5. Campaign files, 1953-1958
6. Personal papers, circa 1947-1963
Other Finding Aids
See the Collective Name Index to the Research Collection of Conservative and Libertarian Studies for a cross-referenced index to names of correspondents in this collection, if any, and 37 related University of Oregon collections, including dates of correspondence. See index instructions on use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of T. Coleman Andrews, 1966.
This collection was originally processed by Martin Schmitt in 1966-1967. Additional processing completed by Sarah Lueders in 2023.
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