Identity Statement for Todd Andrews

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P91
  • Title: Papers of Todd Andrews (1901–85)
  • Dates: 1921–85
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 12 boxes
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Biographical History

Born Christopher Stephen Andrews in Summerhill, the heart of Dublin city, and educated at St Enda’s and University College Dublin, Andrews' joined the Volunteers in 1917 and fought in the War of Independence. Fighting for the Anti-Treaty side, he was imprisoned, returned to college after his release and graduated with a degree in commerce in 1926. He began a lengthy and distinguished career as a public servant and was involved with the Irish Tourist Association, later Bord Fáilte, the Electricity Supply Board, Bord na Móna, Córas Iompair Éireann and Radio Telefís Éireann. He published two volumes of autobiography, Dublin Made Me (1979) and Man of No Property (1982).

 Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives by Andrews' widow, Joyce, in January 1990. 

Scope and Content

Material relating mainly to researching and writing two volumes of autobiography, Dublin Made Me and Man of No Property. Includes letters from Andrews to his mother while in prison, 1921–4, during both the War of Independence and Civil War and some research material on the Civil War. Contemporary and later material relating to the public positions held by Andrews in the Irish Tourist Association, Electricity Supply Board, Bord na Mona, Coras Iompair Éireann and Radio Telefis Éireann. Material relating to his occasional writing (1959–85). Personal correspondence (1964–85).

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in microform
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue
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