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Guide to the James L. Adams Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0949
    Creator: Adams, James L.
    Title: James L. Adams papers
    Dates: 1925-2008
    Bulk Dates: 1959-2008
    Physical Description: 25.75 Linear feet
    Summary: 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.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    James L. Adams Papers (SC0949). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    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.

    Description of the Collection

    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.

    Access Terms

    Adams, James L.
    Stanford University. Program in Values, Technology, Science and Society.
    Stanford University. School of Engineering --Curricula.
    Stanford University. School of Engineering --Faculty.
    Engineering design.
    Problem solving.