About Luella Buros

September 10, 1901 - June 22, 1995

Luella Gubrud Buros was born 10 September 1901 in Canby, MN. She was the daughter of Anlaug (Ella) Ferguson and Luaritz (Lewis) M. Gubrud. Her early life was spent in Canby, MN and Ambrose, ND. She was educated at Columbia University, Teachers College; Rutgers University; and Ohio State University. Luella married Oscar Krisen Buros on 21 December 1925. They resided in Superior, WI; New York City; Millburn, NJ; Kampala, Uganda; Nairobi, Kenya; New Brunswick, NJ; New Hope, PA; and Tucson, AZ. Oscar Buros died 19 March 1978.

She was a partner in the Gryphon Press, a book designer, and an artist. Starting in 1938, together with her husband, Oscar, they published the Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print series. These books are now published by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 1994, Luella provided a substantial gift to create the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing, also located at the University of Nebraska. Luella was a founding contributor to the newly published Journal of Peace and Conflict. She was the 1995 recipient of the Association for Assessment in Counseling's Exemplary Practices Award.

She exhibited in State, National, and International exhibitions. She is in the permanent collections of the Newark Museum, Montclair Art Museums, and private collections. Many of her paintings are also displayed at the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing. She was the recipient of numerous art awards and honors.

She was a woman of many interests: travel, African primitive art and artifacts, Native American art, painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography, conservation, and gardening. Safari Through an African Slide Journal recounts Luella's photographic works during her trips to Africa.

According to Luella Buros' wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements (at the Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing) at the following address:

Luella Buros Memorial
Oscar and Luella Buros Center for Testing
21 Teachers College Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0348

If you so desire, memorials may also be made to the charity of your choice.

Luella BurosLuella Buros in the 1940s, 1990s