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Photograph album of faculty and students of the Free Church Training College in Aberdeen, Scotland, 1892
94/85  
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Photograph album of faculty and students of the Free Church Training College in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Date (inclusive): 1892
    Collection number: 94/85
    Physical Description: 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."
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photograph album of faculty and students of the Free Church Training College in Aberdeen, Scotland (Collection 94/85). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The album contains 12 cabinet card photographs (17 x 11 cm), which consist of a paper photograph mounted on a thick cardboard mount having gilt beveled edges, rounded corners, and photographer studio advertisements on verso, each of which is slipped into a sleeve on recto and verso of each album leaf, in which a gilt-framed window has been cut. The 12 carte-de-visite photographs (10 x 7 cm), smaller, lighter versions of the cabinet cards, are viewed in similar fashion, through smaller frames, cut two to a page. Six of the cabinet cards are composite "class" photographs for the years 1881, 1884, 1885, 1886, and 1891-1892, containing small photographic portraits of faculty surrounded by smaller photos of each of the "senior ladies" of each class. (A second class photo for 1891-1892 shows the "senior men" for that year.) There are also three group photographs, and large and small photographs of individual teachers and students. Sixteen of the frames are empty. Verso of front endpaper contains the printed presentation inscription: "Presented to John Adams Esq., M.A., B.Sc., F.C.P. by the Senior Ladies as a token of affection and esteem. 1892." Studios represented by the photographs include those of John MacMahon, James Ewing, E. Geering, A. Adams, W.B. Anderson, and J.W. Wilson & Co. of Aberdeen; Benjamin Wohlgemuth of Glasgow; and R. Milne of Aboyne.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Adams, John, 1857-1934 --Photographs.
    Free Church Training College (Aberdeen, Scotland) --Students --Photographs.
    Free Church Training College (Aberdeen, Scotland) --Faculty --Photographs.
    Teachers colleges --Scotland --Aberdeen --History --19th century.
    Education --Scotland --Aberdeen --History --19th century.
    Cabinet photographs --Scotland --Specimens.
    Carte de visite photographs --Specimens.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Cabinet photographs.
    Cartes de visite.
    Photographic prints.
    Photograph albums.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Adams, John, 1857-1934, former owner.
    Free Church Training College (Aberdeen, Scotland)

    Related Material

    Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.
    Additional information on the Aberdeen Free Church Training College available at the Aberdeen University Special Libraries and Archives   website; information on Sir John Adams readily available online; cf. Robert R. Rusk, "Sir John Adams: 1857-1934," British Journal of Educational Studies 10, no. 1 (Nov. 1961), p. 49-57.