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Photograph album of faculty and students of the Free Church Training College in Aberdeen, Scotland, 1892
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Description
Victorian photograph album containing cabinet card and carte de visite photographs of faculty and students of the Aberdeen Free Church Training College of Aberdeen, Scotland, presented in 1892 to John Adams, principal and rector of the school.
Background
Internationally-known educator and first Professor of Education at the University of London. John Adams was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1857, and studied at the University of Glasgow, where he achieved first class honors in Mental Philosophy in 1884, and the BSc. degree in 1888. He was both school teacher and school administrator, as well as president of the Educational Institute of Scotland. He served as rector of the Free Church Training Colleges in Aberdeen (1890-1898), and Glasgow (1898-1902), and in 1902, accepted the position of Professor of Education at the University of London, and principal of the London Day Training College, which was later incorporated into the University of London as the Institute of Education. When Adams retired in 1922, he moved to California, and settled in Los Angeles, where he taught at UCLA from 1923 to 1934. He was awarded honorary degrees from both USC and UCLA in 1930 and 1934, respectively; a series of memorial lectures on educational topics, established in his honor at UCLA in 1933, continued through 1960.
Extent
1 album (24 photographic prints) : albumen ; 24 x 21 cm (album) Bound in brown padded suede covers, with ornamental gold metal corner-pieces and clasp; gold decorated endpapers; all edges gilt.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title "Victorian photograph album."
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.