The John Adams Papers document Adams' publications and research, his years at San Diego State College as a professor, department chair, and University
Archivist, his relationship with San Diego Union as book reviewer, and some limited parts of his personal life. The collection
dates from approximately 1919-1982, with the bulk of documents created from the 1930s-1970s. The collection consists predominantly
of publications and correspondence created during John Adams years at Michigan and San Diego State College. It is divided
into four series: Publications, San Diego State College, San Diego Union, and Personal. Several other collections donated by John and Jane are described and housed separately from these materials. They are
listed under a subsequent heading in this finding aid.
John Adams was born 22 July 1900 in Cincinnati, Ohio. While attending college at the University of Michigan, John met and
married his wife, Jane. In 1925 the couple moved to Seattle where John had secured a position at the University of Washington.
Copyright interests in some the materials found in this collection are owned by San Diego State University. Some materials
may be in the public domain. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for
which it is the copyright holder. For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using
the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or http://www.copyright.gov.
This collection is open for research.