Papers largely reflect his teaching career at Stanford University and include class materials, correspondence, memoranda,
reports, publications, and some photographs (largely of student projects). Collection also includes minutes and correspondence
of the curriculum committee of the School of Engineering, 1925-1946.
James L. Adams earned his BA in mechanical engineering at CalTech in 1955. He studied art at UCLA them came to Stanford where
he earned his master's and doctoral degrees in 1959 and 1961. After a few years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he joined
the Stanford faculty in the School of Engineering in 1966. His administrative positions included associate dean for academic
affairs; chair of the program in Values, Technology, Science and Society; director of the design division of Mechanical Engineering;
and chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.
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