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Guide to the Jeanne Russell Janish Papers, 1924 - [ca. 1970]

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Janish, Jeanne R
Title: Jeanne Russell Janish Papers
Dates: 1924 - [ca. 1970]
Quantity: 0.3 cubic. ft. (1 box)
Abstract: Janish's original paleontology drawings (ca. 1925) and her original drawings for Flowers of Point Reyes National Seashore, by Roxana Ferris (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1970). Also two oil paint sketches by Janish of Vassar College Library and Chapel, dated 1924 and 1932, respectively.
Forms of Materials: Drawings and sketches.

Biographical Note

Jeanne Russell Janish (1902-1998), a botanical illustrator, inherited her interest in science and her artistic ability from her parents. Her father was a paleontologist, and her mother studied and drew animals and flowers. During summer visits with her grandparents in Colorado she met botanists at a summer school run by the University of Minnesota. However, Jeanne Russell did not decide to become a scientific illustrator until she was a graduate student in geology at Stamford, where she studied after graduating from Vassar in 1924. At Stamford she built a reputation as an illustrator specializing in botanical subjects, and taught scientific illustration from 1936 to 1942. Janish produced over eleven thousand drawings for publication. She was married to Carl F. Janish, a businessman, who shared her enthusiasm for travel.

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Scope and Content Note

Janish's original paleontology drawings (ca. 1925) and her original drawings for Flowers of Point Reyes National Seashore, by Roxana Ferris (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1970). Also two oil paint sketches by Janish of Vassar College Library and Chapel, dated 1924 and 1932, respectively.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Ferris, Roxana.

Subjects:

  • Botanical illustration.
  • Botany--California--Point Reyes National Seashore.
  • Paleontology.
  • Scientific illustration.
  • Scientific illustrators.
  • Women artists.

Document Types:

  • Drawings.
  • Illustrations.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, February 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jeanne Russell Janish Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jeanne Russell Davis.

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