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Finding Aid for the William S. Adams Papers, 1945
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William S. Adams Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1945
    Collection number: 1492
    Creator: Adams, William S.
    Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: William S. Adams (1919- ) served in the medical corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve (1945-46), and also as a consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission. He worked as a physician at the Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Los Angeles, 1949-1950 while teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He eventually became vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine, 1967. The collection consists of photographs, slide collection, negatives and Shirabe report relating to the results of the atomic explosion in Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945.
    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

    Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Library Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of William S. Adams, 1986.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William S. Adams Papers (Collection 1492). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462142 

    Biography

    Adams was born on May 28, 1919 in Sodus, New York; was a fellow at the University of Rochester, 1941-42, receiving his Ph.D in 1943; intern, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, 1944; assistant medical resident, 1944-45, resident fellow, 1946-47, and instructor, 1947-48, University of Rochester; served in the medical corps of the United States Naval Reserve, 1945-46, and as a consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; resident, 1948-49, administration section chief, assistant resident and physician full grade, 1949-50, Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Los Angeles; assistant clinical professor, 1948-49, assistant professor, 1949-52, associate professor, and in 1952, professor of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine; vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine, 1967.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of photographs, slide collection, negatives and Shirabe report relating to the results of the atomic explosion in Nagasaki, Japan, August 9, 1945. Includes graphs of mortality rates and other statistics, and a map of Nagasaki.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Photographs & slides.
    2. Printed material.
    3. Research material.

    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, William S.--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles. School of Medicine--Faculty--Archival resources.
    Physicians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.
    Atomic bomb--Physiological effect--Archival resources.
    Atomic bomb--Blast effect--Archival resources.
    Nagasaki-shi (Japan)--History--Bombardment, 1945--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.

    Related Material

    Stafford L. Warren Papers (Collection 987) . Available at the UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.