Register of the Wallace E. Adams Papers

Prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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Register of the Wallace E. Adams Papers

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
David Jacobs
Date Completed:
2004
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Wallace E. Adams papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1978
Collection number: 79013
Creator: Adams, Wallace E. (Wallace Earl), 1926-
Extent: 20 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 oversize box (9 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Notes, drafts, photocopies of French governmental documents, computer data cards, press summaries, and printed matter, relating to French politics and foreign policy during the Third and Fourth Republics, and especially to the career of the French politician André Tardieu. Mostly research material for the doctoral dissertation by W. E. Adams, "André Tardieu and French Foreign Policy, 1902-1919" (Stanford University, 1959). Includes some original notes by Tardieu.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: English, and French.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wallace E. Adams papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Accruals

Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

Biographical Note

1926 Born, Silverton, Oregon
1949 Bachelor of Science degree, University of Oregon
1951-1954 Special assistant to the Executive Officer, United States of America Operations Mission to France
1958-1962 Assistant professor of European history, Arizona State University
1959 PhD, Stanford University
1962 Visiting professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
1963-1970s Professor, Arizona State University

Scope and Content Note

The Wallace E. Adams papers in the Hoover Institution Archives consist primarily of Adams's writings and the research materials he accumulated over an academic career devoted to 20th century French history and, in particular, the career of the French politician André Tardieu. There is also a considerable amount of materials relating to Adams's service in France as an aid official with the United States of America Operations Mission to France, a successor to activities of the Marshall Plan.
Adams completed his doctoral dissertation on Tardieu at Stanford University, and continued to conduct research on Tardieu's role in French politics, especially in relation to French colonial policies in Africa, thereafter. He collected a number of primary sources, including some of Tardieu's notebooks and unpublished writings, which form a separate series within the collection (see ANDRÉ TARDIEU FILE). There is a good deal of material in the collection relating to the so-called N'Goko Sangha affair in French West Africa and its possible impact on the origins of World War I, including copies of company records and official correspondence (see RESEARCH MATERIALS).
As a graduate student, Adams had become interested in the possibilities afforded by computers to quantify trends in modern French politics. RESEARCH MATERIALS contains Adams's work in this regard, including statistical analyses of parliamentary voting records and government instability during the French Third Republic.
The series concerning Adams's service in France during the 1950s contains press summaries and other materials that provide information on American perceptions of French politics and economic life during a period of Cold War tensions (see UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OPERATIONS MISSION TO FRANCE FILE).

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Tardieu, André, 1876-1945.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
France--Politics and government--20th century.
France--Foreign relations--20th century.


Collection Contents

box 1

Biographical File, 1965-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Curricula vitae and grant proposal
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Curricula vitae and grant proposal

box 1

Correspondence, 1954-1978

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Unidentified, 1978

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Grazia, Alfred de, 1957

Box/Folder 1 : 4

Harrold, James E., Jr., 1954

Box/Folder 1 : 5

Jabr, Barbara J., 1954

Box/Folder 1 : 6

Rassekh, N., 1954

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Washington, P. W., 1954

box 1-3

Writings, 1955-1968.

Note

See also Research Materials below

Scope and Content Note

Article, chronology, dissertation, notes, outlines, and paper, arranged chronologically.
Box/Folder 1 : 8

"The Government of France in 1929," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 9

Paper on the Croix de Feu, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Notes, bibliography, and typescript
 

"The Political and Social Structure of the French Chamber of Deputies, 1924-1928," 1955

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Chronology.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 11

Draft.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript with holograph notes
Box/Folder 1 : 12-13

Final paper.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts
 

"André Tardieu and French Foreign Policy, 1902-1919," doctoral dissertation, Stanford University, 1955

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Abstract.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 15

Outline.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 16

Chronology.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 1 : 17-19

Preliminary bibliography.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 1-5

Drafts.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts with holograph notes
Box/Folder 3 : 1-2

Drafts.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts with holograph notes
Box/Folder 3 : 3

Thesis (incomplete).

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 4

Correspondence, n.d.

 

"The N'Goko Sangha Affair," c. 1962

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Chronology and outline.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts
Box/Folder 3 : 6

Comments.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
 

"Cabinet Instability in the French Third Republic," 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Notes.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph and typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 8

Draft proposal.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 3 : 9

Correspondence, 1963

Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Europe since World War II," c. 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Outline of proposed anthology. Typescript
box 3-4

André Tardieu File, 1916-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Biographical file, correspondence, voting record, and writings, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Biographical file, 1945-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copies of memorial pamphlets, and typescript of speech by Michel Missoffe at dedication of plaque commemorating Tardieu, Paris, France, 1953 July 6
Box/Folder 3 : 12

Correspondence, 1927.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of letters sent by Tardieu to Michel Missoffe
Box/Folder 3 : 13

Voting record, 1928.

Scope and Content Note

Booklet recording Tardieu's votes in the French Chamber of Deputies
 

Writings, 1916-1940

 

Notebooks

Box/Folder 3 : 14-15

General, n.d.

 

"Comité secret," 1916.

Scope and Content Note

Tardieu's transcription of secret sessions of the French parliament
Box/Folder 3 : 16

Original.

Scope and Content Note

Holograph
Box/Folder 3 : 17

Translation by Wallace E. Adams.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
 

Outline for book on history of Western Europe, c. 1930s

Box/Folder 4 : 1

"L'essor de l'Europe"

Box/Folder 4 : 2

"La fin du Moyen-Age"

 

"La révolution à refaire," c. 1940.

Scope and Content Note

Unpublished manuscript transcribed by Wallace E. Adams
Box/Folder 4 : 3

Volume one (fragment).

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, with English translation by Adams
Box/Folder 4 : 4

Volume three.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript, in French only
box 4-6

United States of America Operations Mission to France File, 1948-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Articles and clippings, briefing book, briefing papers, correspondence, filing manual, personnel list, press summaries, printed matter, reports, and speeches, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Articles and clippings, 1950-1953

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Briefing book, 1952

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Briefing papers, 1949-1953

 

Correspondence

Box/Folder 5 : 1

1949-1952

Box/Folder 5 : 2

1953-1954

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Filing manual, n.d.

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Personnel list, 1953

 

Press summaries

Box/Folder 5 : 5

1951-1953

 

1954

Box/Folder 5 : 6

January-February

Box/Folder 5 : 7

March-April

Box/Folder 6 : 1

May-June

 

Printed matter

Box/Folder 6 : 2

1951

Box/Folder 6 : 3

1952-1953

 

Reports

Box/Folder 6 : 4

1948-1951

Box/Folder 6 : 5-6

1952

Box/Folder 6 : 7

1953-1954

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Speeches, 1950-1952

box 7-18

Research Materials, 1900-1977.

Scope and Content Note

Album, articles, bibliographies, biographical data sheets, clippings, code sheets, company records, computer codes, correspondence, indexes, interviews, maps, monograph excerpts, monographs, official correspondence, notebooks, notes, parliamentary records, serial issues, voting statistics, and work sheets, arranged chronologically by date research undertaken or published, and by physical form therein
 

"The Political and Social Structure of the French Chamber of Deputies, 1924-1928," published 1955

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Computer codes, n.d.

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Maps, n.d.

Box/Folder 7 : 3-4

Notes, n.d.

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Parliamentary records, 1927

 

Voting statistics

Box/Folder 7 : 6

1919

Box/Folder 7 : 7

1928

Box/Folder 7 : 8-9

Work sheets, n.d.

Box/Folder 8 : 1-5

Work sheets, n.d.

Box/Folder 9 : 1-5

Work sheets, n.d.

Box/Folder 10

"André Tardieu and French Foreign Policy, 1902-1919," submitted 1959

 

Album

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Clippings, correspondence, and notes relating to André Tardieu, 1917-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of letters written by Tardieu to Michel Missoffe, and Wallace E. Adams's correspondence with Jacques Debu-Bridel, Pierre Mille, Michel Missoffe, René Picard, François Piétri, and Pierre Poujet
Box/Folder 10 : 2

Clippings, correspondence, interviews, and notes relating to André Tardieu, 1945-1954.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence between Wallace E. Adams and Henri Cangardel, Maurice Gamelin, H. Stuart Hughes, Gabriel Puaux, Jacques Rey, Max Terrier, and Gordon Wright. Also includes some correspondence neither to nor from Wallace E. Adams
Box/Folder 10 : 3

Article, 1912

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Clippings, 1910-1954

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Monograph, c. 1910

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Monograph excerpts, 1912

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Notes, n.d.

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Work sheets, n.d.

 

The N'Goko Sangha affair and French colonialism, undertaken 1962-1970s

Box/Folder 11 : 1

Articles, 1963-1969

Box/Folder 11 : 2-5

Bibliographies, n.d.

Box/Folder 11 : 6

Clippings, 1907

 

Compagnie N'Goko-Sangha records

Box/Folder 11 : 7

1905-1910

Box/Folder 11 : 8

1922

Box/Folder 11 : 9-10

Indexes of names, n.d.

Box/Folder 11 : 11

Maps, n.d.

 

Monograph excerpts

Box/Folder 12 : 1

1900-1910

Box/Folder 12 : 2

1912-1928

Box/Folder 12 : 3

1955-1960

Box/Folder 12 : 4

1969-1977

Box/Folder 12 : 5-6

1912

Box/Folder 13 : 1

1934

Box/Folder 13 : 2

1972

Box/Folder 13 : 3-4

Notebooks, n.d.

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Notes, n.d.

 

Official correspondence, largely between the French Foreign Ministry and the Compagnie N'Boko Sangha

Box/Folder 13 : 6

1905-1906

Box/Folder 13 : 7

1907

Box/Folder 14 : 1

1908

Box/Folder 14 : 2-4

1909

Box/Folder 14 : 5

1910-1918

Box/Folder 14 : 6

Parliamentary records, 1910

 

"Cabinet Instability in the French Third Republic," undertaken 1963-1970s

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Article, 1960

 

Biographical data sheets, n.d.

Box/Folder 15 : 2-3

A-C

Box/Folder 15 : 4

D-K

Box/Folder 15 : 5

M-Z

Box/Folder 16 : 1

Clipping, 1937

Box/Folder 16 : 2-5

Code sheets, n.d.

Box/Folder 17 : 1

Monograph excerpts, 1951-1958

Box/Folder 17 : 2-4

Monographs, 1924-1939

Box/Folder 17 : 5

Notes, n.d.

 

Parliamentary records

Box/Folder 17 : 6

1910-1911

Box/Folder 18 : 1

1919-1922

Box/Folder 18 : 2

1924-1927

 

Serial issues

Box/Folder 18 : 3

1927-1928

Box/Folder 18 : 4

1928

Box/Folder 18 : 5

Work sheets, n.d.

box 19-20

Card File, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Note cards relating to Wallace E. Adams's research on French historical subjects, especially concerning André Tardieu
Box/Folder 21 : 1

Microfilm, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Ninety-three short strips of microfilmed documents relating to the Versailles Peace Conference of 1919
Box/Folder 21 : 2

Photographs, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

One negative and five prints depicting André Tardieu; four prints depicting the residence of André Tardieu; three prints depicting Michel Missoffe(?)
box 21-22

Printed Matter, 1930-1978.

Scope and Content Note

Monographs and serial issues, arranged alphabetically by physical form
 

Monographs

Box/Folder 21 : 3

Michel Missoffe, La vie volontaire d'André Tardieu, 1930

Box/Folder 21 : 4

Fortran: General Information Manual, 1961

 

Serial issues

Box/Folder 21 : 5

French Colonial Studies, no. 2, 1978

 

Journal officiel de la République française

Box/Folder 22 : 1

1953 December 11-13

 

1954

 

March

Box/Folder 22 : 2

10-19

Box/Folder 22 : 3

20-26

Box/Folder 22 : 4

27-31

Box/Folder 22 : 5

April 1-9

box 23

Oversize Materials, 1927-1935.

Scope and Content Note

Serial publication, arranged chronologically
 

Le républicain de Belfort

Box/Folder 23 : 1

1927 July 6

 

1928

Box/Folder 23 : 2

March 21

 

April

Box/Folder 23 : 3

12

Box/Folder 23 : 4

15

Box/Folder 23 : 5

November 14

Box/Folder 23 : 6

December 5

 

1929

 

December

Box/Folder 23 : 7

21

Box/Folder 23 : 8

28

Box/Folder 23 : 9

1935 June 26