Finding Aid for the William S. Adams Papers, 1945

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Finding Aid for the William S. Adams Papers, 1945

Collection number: 1492

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  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
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  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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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: [c in circle] 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.

Container List

Oversize Boxes [1 and 2]

Photographs & Slides: Nagasaki

Note

[Oversize Box 1 is currently UNAVAILABLE for use.]
Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

1 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 2

2 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 3

3 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 4

4 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 5

5 Urakami Catholic Church.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Box , Folder 6

6 Urakami Catholic Church.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 7

7 Atomic cloud: 10 minutes after explosion.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 8

8 Gas tank at Urakami.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 9

9 Obstetrics building (Nagasaki Medical Hospital).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 10

10 Obstetrics building (Nagasaki Medical Hospital).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 11

11 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 12

12 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 13

13 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 14

14 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 15

15 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 16

16 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 17

17 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 18

18 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 19

19 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 20

20 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 21

21 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 22

22 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 23

23 Smoke stacks (medical college).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 24

25 Percent of total deaths . . .(graph).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 25

26 Deaths occurring in Nagasaki . . .(graph).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 26

27 Shadowing on wall at medical college hospital.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 27

28 Atomic bomb center (sign).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 29

29 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 30

30 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 31

31 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 32

32 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 33

33 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 34

34 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 35

35 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 36

36 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slides (2 images, 3 slides).
Oversize Box 1, Folder 37

37 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 38

38 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 39

38 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 40

39 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 41

40 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 42

41 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 43

42 Map (distance from hypocenter).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 44

43 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 45

44 Mitsubishi Steel Works.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 46

46 Unidentified.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 47

47 Chinzi Middle School.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 48

48 Catholic Church (Naka Machi).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 49

49 Granite monument (heat crystallization).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 50

50 Mortality rate . . . (graph).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 51

51 Deaths occurring in Omura . . . (graph).

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 52

52 Urakami Catholic Cathedral.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 53

53 Urakami Catholic Cathedral.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 54

58 Translation of monument at Urakami Cathedral.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 55

Unidentified, no number.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Oversize Box 1, Folder 56

Unidentified, no number - female patient.

Physical Description: Glass slide.
Box 2, Folder 2

Unidentified photographs.

Physical Description: 19 items.
Box 2, Folder 8

Bogozan Hill.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 9

Urakami, center point.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 10

Mitsubishi Arms Works.

Physical Description: 3 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 11

Inasadake.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 12

Mitsubishi baseball ground.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 13

Mitsubishi Steel Works.

Physical Description: 33 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 14

Urakami Catholic Church.

Physical Description: 8 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 15

Medical College Hospital.

Physical Description: 19 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 16

Chikugo.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 17

Naka Machi Roman Catholic Church.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 18

Nagasaki Normal School.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 19

Appellate & local court.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 20

Motohakata post office.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 21

Nagasaki Hospital.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 22

Nagasaki Station.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 23

Memorial column.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 24

Sanno Shrine.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 25

Naka Machi Catholic Church.

Physical Description: 5 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 26

Atomic bomb center: outline of damages.

Physical Description: 3 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 27

Kozen Primary School: treatment center.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 28

Yamasato Primary School.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 29

Nagasaki Blind & Deaf Mute School.

Physical Description: 5 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 30

Shiroyama Primary School.

Physical Description: 3 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 31

Chinzi Middle School.

Physical Description: 6 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 32

Mitsubishi-Funatso Machi Branch Hospital.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 33

Nagasaki.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 34

Mitsubishi single men's dormitory.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 35

Kompirayama.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 36

Sanno Shrine.

Physical Description: 2 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 37

Okamachi Prison.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 38

Nagasaki Prison.

Physical Description: 2 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 39

Urakami gas tank.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 40

Nagasaki map.

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 41

Objects damaged by blast.

Physical Description: 2 photographs.
Box 2, Folder 42

Nagasaki Prefecture Government Building (front).

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 43

Shiroyama Machi.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box 2, Folder 44

Iwaybayashi.

Physical Description: 1 photograph.
Box [2]

Printed Material: Nagasaki

Box 2, Folder 7

Nagasaki map (administration units, 1945) with booklet.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box [2]

Research Material: Nagasaki

Box 2, Folder 1

Shirabe report, 1951.

Physical Description: 66 leaves.
Box 2, Folder 3

Deaths occurring in Nagasaki . . .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 4

Deaths occurring in Omura . . .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 5

Percent of total deaths . . .

Physical Description: 1 item.
Box 2, Folder 6

Mortality rate according to . . .

Physical Description: 1 item.