Scope and Content Note
Title: Wallace E. Adams papers,
Date (inclusive): 1900-1978
Collection number: 79013
Adams, Wallace E. (Wallace Earl), 1926-
20 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 1 oversize box
(9 linear feet)
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
Collection is open for research.
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
[Identification of item], Wallace E. Adams papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.
Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates
to find the full extent of the collection.
||Born, Silverton, Oregon
||Bachelor of Science degree, University of Oregon
||Special assistant to the Executive Officer, United States of America Operations Mission to France
||Assistant professor of European history, Arizona State University
||PhD, Stanford University
||Visiting professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
||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primary sources, including some of Tardieu's notebooks and unpublished writings, which form a separate series within the collection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).
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.
Tardieu, André, 1876-1945.
World War, 1914-1918--France.
France--Politics and government--20th century.
France--Foreign relations--20th century.