Finding Aid for the John Milton Adams Papers, 1936-1970

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UCLA Library Special Collections
UCLA Library Special Collections staff
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1997
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Finding Aid for the John Milton Adams Papers, 1936-1970

Collection number: 1293

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
UCLA Library Special Collections staff, December 1981
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Text converted and initial container list EAD tagging by:
Apex Data Services
Online finding aid edited by:
Genie Guerard, October 2000 and Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: John Milton Adams Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1936-1970
Collection number: 1293
Creator: Adams, John Milton, 1905-
Extent: 24 boxes (12 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Milton Adams (1905- ) was a professor of pediatrics at UCLA (1950-72) specializing in immunology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The collection consists of Adams's professional correspondence, publications, and research files.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Box 24 is restricted in accordance with UCLA Policy No. 603, Privacy of and Access to Information: Legal Requirements.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. J.M. Adams, 1981.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Milton Adams Papers (Collection 1293). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462139 

Biography

Adams was born on June 7, 1905 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; BS, Princeton, 1929; MD, Columbia, 1933; Ph.D, University of Minnesota, 1943; taught at University of Minnesota from 1939-50; professor of pediatrics at UCLA, 1950-72; specialist in immunology, multiple sclerosis, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA, 1950-64; director of American Board of Pediatrics from 1960-66; author of over 100 scholarly articles.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Adams's professional correspondence, publications, and research files (including photographs and manuscripts).

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Research files (Boxes 1-4, 12-14).
  2. Printed materials (Box 5).
  3. Correspondence files (Boxes 6-8).
  4. Research photographs and copies (Box 9).
  5. Publications (Boxes 10-11).
  6. Immunology (Box 15).
  7. Medical photographs, correspondence (Boxes 16-17).
  8. Printed articles, offprints, clippings, journals (Boxes 18-23).
  9. Notebooks (Box 23).
  10. Patient files, 1954-68 (Box 24) [RESTRICTED].

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 Milton, 1905- --Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Immunologists--Archival resources.
Pediatrics--Research--Archival resources.


Container List

Boxes [1-4 & 12-14]

Research Files

Boxes 1-2

Pictures, negatives & personal.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, clippings re his research & photographs, mostly re research.
Boxes 3-4

Research files.

Scope and Content Note

Including notes, printed items, manuscripts & correspondence.
Box 12

Research materials.

Scope and Content Note

Including correspondence & printed items, re Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), tuberculosis in children & Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Box 13

Research materials.

Scope and Content Note

Including correspondence & printed items mostly re SIDS & encephalitis.
Box 14

Research materials.

Scope and Content Note

Including printed copies & photocopies of printed items; correspondence re MS, & a clinical study re measles.
Box [5]

Printed Materials

Box 5

Printed materials, mostly issues of journals.

Boxes [6-8]

Correspondence Files

Box 6

Correspondence files A-K.

Box 7

Correspondence files L-T.

Box 8

Correspondence files U-Z; files re sabbatical leave, 1964 & research interests (mostly printed material).

Box [9]

Research Photographs and Copies

Box 9

Research photographs; copies of John Milton Adams's curriculum vitae & bibliography.

Box 9

Research materials, mostly printed or photocopies.

Boxes [10-11]

Publications

Box 10

Publications of John M. Adams. (1936-1970s).

Scope and Content Note

Includes 4 folders of reports numbered 1-114.
Box 11

Publications of John M. Adams; typed manuscript, incomplete of a book, not by John M. Adams.

Box [15]

Immunology

Box 15

Material re immunology.

Scope and Content Note

Including typed manuscripts of a number of Dr. Adams's works & printed articles by Robert A. Good.
Boxes [16-17]

Medical Photographs, Correspondence

Box 16

Medical photographs; miscellaneous correspondence, manuscripts by Dr. Adams & printed materials.

Box 17

Medical photographs.

Boxes [18-23]

Printed Articles, Offprints, Clippings, Journals

 

Printed Articles & Offprints, Filed Alphabetically:

Box 18

A-G.

Box 19

H-N.

Box 20

P-U.

Box 21

V-Z.

Box 21

Publications by Dr. Adams.

Boxes 22-23

Clippings & journal issues.

Box [23]

Notebooks

Box 23

Notebook containing notes on various books.

Box 23

2 notebooks re clinical and serological study of old dog encephalitis, 1975-1979.

Box [24]

Patient Files, 1954-1968

Note

Box 24 is UNAVAILABLE due to restrictions in accordance with UCLA Policy No. 603, Privacy of and Access to Information: Legal Requirements.
Box 24

Files re named patients under treatment, 1954-1968.